"From Butter's vantage point on the open side of Webb, when he came set, [Butterfield] felt there were a number of pitches where he didn't stop or change direction and made the delivery or the pitch," Farrell said. "He felt like he had balked a couple times and tried to get the attention of Hunter Wendelstedt at the time. And that's where that originated."
Wendelstedt, who was manning second base, ejected Butterfield from across the diamond. Along with Farrell, the third-base coach ran toward second to talk to Wendelstedt for a few seconds before leaving the field. It was Butterfield's third ejection this season.
First-base coach Arnie Beyeler moved to third and Tim Hyers, the organization's hitting coordinator, took over at first.
Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.