Sam Mellinger

April 19, 2014 7:27 PM

Struggling Royals DH Billy Butler hasn’t been plugged in at the plate

Billy Butler hits baseballs. Hard. This is what he does. So what happens when the hitting stops, inexplicably if temporarily, at the start of what might be the most important season of a career? “I don’t think he’s ever been through anything like this,” Royals manager Ned Yost says. “I’ve never been through anything like that,” Butler says.

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