AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Butler was playing for the Dodgers in 1996 when he was diagnosed with throat cancer two months into the season. He returned to the team in 1997, batting .283 in 105 games in the final season of his career. – Gideon Rubin LANCASTER – Former Dodgers outfielder Brett Butler will manage the JetHawks in 2006, Lancaster’s parent Arizona Diamondbacks announced last week. Butler, 48, was the Diamondbacks’ first base/outfield coach last season. His managerial experience includes a one-year stint with the Class-A Gulf Coast Mets in the Florida State League in 2004. He served as a Dodgers spring-training advisor in 2002 and was a roving outfielder/baserunning/bunting consultant in the New York Mets’ minor-league system in 2003. Butler played for six teams in a 17-year major-league career and is among 26 players in baseball history with 500 stolen bases and 2,000 hits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!