MLB catcher best known for his time as a member of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals. He represented Italy at the World Baseball Classic in 2013.
He was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays out of Bishop Moore High School in 2002 but elected to attend the University of Central Florida instead. He was later drafted by the New York Mets in 2005.
He became the fifth catcher in major league history to catch a no hitter in both the National League and American League, doing so with the Minnesota Twins in 2011 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014.
His father is former MLB catcher Sal Butera.
He caught a no-hitter from pitcher Josh Beckett as a member of the Dodgers in 2014.