|Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – No. 32|
|Born: August 22, 1990|
|MLB: June 17, 2017, for the Minnesota Twins|
|NPB: May 15, 2019, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||4.58|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||1.94|
Alan Paul Busenitz (born August 22, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins.
Los Angeles Angels
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.
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.
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
On December 3, 2019, Busenitz signed a 1-year extension to remain with the Eagles.
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