Butler Earns Martinez Outstanding DH Award

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Butler Earns Martinez Outstanding DH Award
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For a while, Billy Butler was a reluctant designated hitter, but now, he's acclaimed as the best in the business. Butler, the Royals' DH, was named the winner of the 2012 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award on Tuesday. And it wasn't even close. Butler got 80 first-place votes among the 84 ballots cast.

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