Butler to get start as Rox move to six-man rotation

Butler to get start as Rox move to six-man rotation

DENVER -- Eddie Butler will start Saturday against the D-backs and make two starts before the season ends as the Rockies go to a six-man rotation for the final week of the season. Manager Walt Weiss said that alignment will result in Butler also getting a start Sept. 27 at Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

"I hope I get the opportunity to start a few games and get some more experience and go out there and beat those Dodgers," Butler said. "They got my number the first time, so it's time for a little payback."

Butler, 23, made his Major League debut June 6 at Coors Field against the Dodgers and allowed 10 hits and six runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 Colorado defeat. He reported to Coors Field the following morning with soreness under his right armpit and went on the 15-day disabled list until July 19, when he was optioned back to Double-A Tulsa, where he began the season.

Butler last pitched on Sunday in the final game of the Texas League championship series, which Tulsa lost, 5-0, at Midland. He gave up eight hits and five runs in five innings with no walks and five strikeouts.

Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.