Kenny Wilson (baseball)
January 30, 1990 |
Wilson attended Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida. He committed to attend the University of Florida on a college baseball scholarship. 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.
In the 2011-12 offseason, they assigned Wilson to play for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League. In 2012, he played for the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League. After the 2013 season, the Blue Jays added Wilson to their 40-man roster. 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.
Wilson was claimed by the Minnesota Twins on April 24, 2014, and assigned to the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats. 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. He was again designated for assignment on July 5, this time to make room for Cole Gillespie. Wilson was claimed by the Oakland Athletics on July 7, 2014. He was designated for assignment on July 28, 2014.
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- Adams, Steve (July 7, 2014). "A's Claim Kenny Wilson, Outright Nick Buss". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Dykstra, Sam (July 28, 2014). "A's call up speedy prospect Burns". MILB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)