SAN DIEGO -- Catcher Drew Butera, designated for assignment last week, was traded by the Dodgers to the Angels on Tuesday for cash considerations or a player to be named.
Butera, who is out of options, was designated to make room on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, who was claimed off waivers from Boston. The Dodgers also have catcher Tim Federowicz on the roster. He and Lavarnway are also out of options.
Butera played in 61 games as the backup to A.J. Ellis in 2014, hitting only .188 with three homers and 14 RBIs. Butera was obtained at the 2013 non-waiver Trade Deadline from Minnesota for Minor League pitcher Miguel Sulbaran.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.