|Minnesota Twins – No. 67|
Born: August 22, 1990|
|June 17, 2017, for the Minnesota Twins|
|MLB statistics |
(through August 25, 2018)
|Earned run average||2.84|
Busenitz attended Athens Christian School in Athens, Georgia, and Kennesaw State University, where he played college baseball for the Kennesaw State Owls. The Los Angeles Angels selected him in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB draft. The Angels tried to use Busenitz as a starting pitcher in 2015, but returned to using him as a relief pitcher. In 2016, the Angels promoted Busenitz to the Salt Lake Bees of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. They traded him to the Minnesota Twins with Hector Santiago for Alex Meyer and Ricky Nolasco on August 1, 2016.
Busenitz began the 2017 season with the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League. He had a 1.25 earned run average in his first 29 1⁄3 innings pitched of the season for Rochester, and the Twins promoted Busenitz to the major leagues on June 17, 2017. He made his MLB debut that day.
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- "Offense a plus for KSU roster | Sports". mdjonline.com. February 17, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
- August 1, 2015 at 7:00 am (August 1, 2015). "CAL LEAGUE: Development even more of a focus late in season – Press Enterprise". Pe.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
- "Alan Busenitz back in bullpen with 66ers after experimenting as a starter in Double-A – Orange County Register". ocregister.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "Hard-throwing Salt Lake relief pitcher Alan Busenitz has the mentality to go with his 99-mph fastball – Orange County Register". ocregister.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "Minnesota Twins acquire Hector Santiago, Alan Busenitz from Los Angeles Angels". Azcentral.com. August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)