Cardinals claim Butler from Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Butler has been claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals after being designated for assignment by the club on Monday.

Butler, 27, made his major league debut with the Rangers this season, batting .333 with two doubles and an RBI. He spent the rest of the year with Triple-A Round Rock, batting .291 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs.

Butler was originally selected by the Rangers in the 15th round of the 2008 June draft.