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Nick Buss | Outfielder | #64

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 8 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Twins signed OF Nick Buss to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Buss spent 2017 with Triple-A El Paso in the Padres organization and led the Pacific Coast League in batting average with a .348 clip. In 44 career major league games with the Dodgers and Angels, he has a career line of .188/.229/.330 with one homer and two stolen bases. He could battle for time as an extra outfielder this spring in Twins camp. Jan 3 - 5:28 PM

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Padres signed OF Nick Buss to a minor league contract.

Buss opted for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Angels last October. The 29-year-old hit .198/.247/.346 over 90 plate appearances in the majors this past season. He'll likely begin the year in Triple-A.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Nick Buss has elected to become a free agent.

Buss cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week, but he had the opportunity to test free agency rather than go to Triple-A. The 29-year-old batted 198/.247/.346 over 90 plate appearances in the majors this season.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Angels sent OF Nick Buss outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Buss had been designated for assignment after hitting just .198/.247/.346 over 90 plate appearances for the Halos. He'll stick around in the organization.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Angels designated OF Nick Buss for assignment.

Buss got the boot after the Angels claimed relievers Blake Parker and Kirby Yates off waivers from the Yankees. The 29-year-old appeared in 36 games with the Angels this season and batted .198/.247/.346 over 90 plate appearances.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:36:00 PM

Nick Buss singled, hit a two-run homer and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Unfortunately for Buss and the Angels, the outfielder's two-run shot in the second inning represented their only runs of the night. Buss has been getting regular playing time in left field, although he had been in a funk before Tuesday. The 29-year-old could carve out some AL-only value.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:16:00 PM

Nick Buss, who was called up Saturday, doubled twice off Felix Hernandez in a losing cause Monday.

The Angels have gotten nothing at all out of left field this year, so the 29-year-old Buss is getting his chance now. He's not going to turn into a 2017 option for the club, but he should have some AL-only value while receiving significant playing time now.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:10:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of OF Nick Buss from Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 29-year-old is making his Angels debut on Saturday, starting in center field and batting eighth against the Indians. Buss was hitting .290/.345/.462 with six homers, 46 RBI and eight stolen bases in 87 games at Triple-A.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Nick Buss went 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored against the Mariners on Saturday.

Buss knocked a double with the bases loaded that plated two, and he also walked and scored in the contest. The 29-year-old is a non-roster invite to Angels camp and will need a lot more days like Saturday to stick on the active roster into April.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Angels signed OF Nick Buss to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Buss, a 28-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder, slashed .296/.352/.408 with four home runs and 10 stolen bases in 92 games this past season for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno, Nevada. He seems highly doubtful to land an Opening Day roster spot with the Halos.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed OF Nick Buss to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old outfielder saw his power fall off a cliff during the 2014 season at Triple-A, but was still able to post a solid .299/.364/.382 slash line with five homers and 68 RBI in 136 games.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Athletics sent OF Nick Buss outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Buss was designated for assignment by the A's last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 27-year-old outfielder has hit .270/.330/.365 this season at Triple-A.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Athletics designated OF Nick Buss for assignment.

The A's needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster after Saturday's blockbuster trade with the Cubs, and Buss was the odd man out. Provided he passes through waivers, he should return to Triple-A Sacramento where he's hitting .270/.330/.365 with four homers and 40 RBI.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Athletics claimed OF Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Buss had been designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old is off to a slow start this season (.261/.330/.391) but hit .303/.363/.525 with 17 home runs, 100 RBI and 21 stolen bases last season at Triple-A. He'll provide minor league depth.
Sun, May 4, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Dodgers designated OF Nick Buss for assignment.

Buss was batting just .261/.330/.391 in 104 plate appearances this season for Triple-A Albuquerque. But the 27-year-old outfielder tallied 17 home runs, 21 stolen bases, and 100 RBI in 131 games last season at Albuquerque and could draw interest on the waiver wire.
Thu, May 1, 2014 09:52:00 AM

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