Kenny Wilson (baseball)

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Kenny Wilson
Miami Marlins
Outfielder
Born: (1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 24)
Tampa, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kenneth Earl Wilson (born January 30, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent.

Wilson attended Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida. He committed to attend the University of Florida on a college baseball scholarship.[1] The Toronto Blue Jays selected Wilson in the second round, with the 63rd overall selection, of the 2008 MLB Draft. Wilson signed with the Blue Jays, receiving a $644,000 signing bonus, and began his professional career with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays.[2]

In the 2011-12 offseason, they assigned Wilson to play for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League.[3] In 2012, he played for the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League.[4] After the 2013 season, the Blue Jays added Wilson to their 40-man roster.[5][6] On March 10, 2014, he was optioned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Wilson was designated for assignment on April 22, to make room on the 40-man roster for Darin Mastroianni.[7]

Wilson was claimed by the Minnesota Twins on April 24, 2014, and assigned to the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.[8] He was designated for assignment on May 9. The Blue Jays claimed Wilson back on waivers on May 11, 2014, and assigned him to New Hampshire.[9][10] He was again designated for assignment on July 5, this time to make room for Cole Gillespie.[11] Wilson was claimed by the Oakland Athletics on July 7, 2014.[12] He was designated for assignment on July 28, 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sickles' Wilson lone bay area high schooler drafted". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sickles High's Wilson begins career with Blue Jays". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brudnicki, Alexis (January 10, 2012). "Kenny Wilson rising high down under with Canberra". Canadian Baseball Network. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lansing Lugnuts Profile: Outfielder Kenny Wilson from Tampa, Fla.". MLive.com. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blue Jays protect Deck McGuire, Kenny Wilson from Rule 5 Draft | bluejays.com: News". Toronto.bluejays.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/jays-minor-leaguer-wilson-playing-confidence/
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (April 22, 2014). "Blue Jays Claim Darin Mastroianni, Designate Kenny Wilson". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Twins pick up Kenny Wilson, send him to New Britain". TwinCities.com. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ Wray, Michael (May 11, 2014). "Welcome back to the Toronto Blue Jays, Kenny Wilson". MLB.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/whirlwind-month-wilson-learning-experience/
  11. ^ Creech, Edward (July 5, 2014). "Jays Claim Cole Gillepie, Designate Kenny Wilson". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (July 7, 2014). "A's Claim Kenny Wilson, Outright Nick Buss". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ Dykstra, Sam (July 28, 2014). "A's call up speedy prospect Burns". MILB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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