The Athletics have placed DH Billy Butler on the seven-day concussion disabled list, John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. The club has recalled utilityman Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.
Butler suffered the concussion when he was punched in the temple during an altercation with teammate Danny Valencia on Friday. He was absent from Saturday and Sunday’s lineup, as well as Monday’s after dealing with nausea and vomiting — symptoms of a concussion.
Butler, 30, has hit .286/.338/.419 with four home runs and 30 RBI over 228 plate appearances in his second season with the Athletics.