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Keith Butler on opening day and challenges

Butler has 62 career minor league saves

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Keith Butler is enjoying his first home opener while knowing he must perform.

While many of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates were scattered about the clubhouse area and beyond late Monday morning, right-handed reliever Keith Butler sat a bit longer than the others at his stall, taking it all in. Who could blame him? The 25-year-old had appeared in his first 16 major league games last season but 2014 has marked his first opening day as a major leaguer. Monday had even...

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