February 4, 2013
The Wichita Wingnuts learned Monday that outfielder Adam Buschini has been purchased by the San Diego Padres' organization.
Buschini was an American Association All-Star in 2012, hitting .354 with 14 home runs and 70 RBI in 96 games played. The Oakland, CA native ranked third in the league in batting average, second in runs scored (87), second in base hits (140), fourth in triples (eight), fifth in stolen bases (34), third in slugging percentage (.562), and first in total bases (222).
The fifth-year professional most recently starred this winter in the Australian Baseball League for the Canberra Cavalry. The 25-year-old Buschini hit .363 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 42 games to capture the ABL's triple crown.
Buschini was acquired from the Amarillo Sox on December 30th in exchange for outfielder David Peralta, and becomes the 16th player sold to a Major League organization in team history.
Wingnuts Sold to Major League Organizations
OF Dustan Mohr, 2008 - Colorado Rockies
RHP Will Savage, 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Ben Graham, 2010 - Washington Nationals
LHP Justin Dowdy, 2010 - Tampa Bay Rays
OF Ryan Patterson, 2011 - Arizona Diamondbacks
LHP Dustin Pease, 2011 - San Diego Padres
RHP Cephas Howard, 2011 - Texas Rangers
OF Kenny Gilbert, 2011 - Chicago White Sox
OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Cincinnati Reds
OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Philadelphia Phillies
SS Jose Martinez, 2012 - Houston Astros
LHP Nate Robertson, 2012 - Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Matt Nevarez, 2012 - Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Andrew Aizenstadt, 2012 - Philadelphia Phillies
RHP James Hoyt, 2012 - Atlanta Braves
OF Adam Buschini, 2013 - San Diego Padres
The 2013 season of Wichita Wingnuts baseball begins Thursday, May 16th against the Kansas City T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.