Brian Phillip Buscher was born on April 18, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida. He plays third base for the Minnesota Twins.
Brian is 6’ 0”, weighs 220 pounds, bats left and throws right.
High SchoolBrian attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
CollegeBrian attended the University of South Carolina.
Minor LeaguesBrian was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd Round (93rd overall) of the 2003 draft.
He spent the years from 2003-2006 in the Giants farm system, reaching as high as Double-A with the Connecticut Defenders.
In December 2006, he was taken by the Twins in the Rule 5 draft.
The Twins purchased his contract on July 26, 2007, and Brian made his major league debut on July 27, 2007. He finished the 2007 season with a .244 batting average, in 82 at-bats in 33 games.
During the 2008 season, Brian did not make the opening day roster. He started with the Twins’ AAA affiliate Rochester Red Wings. He bounced up and down a couple of times, until being recalled again on June 12, taking former Twins reliever Juan Rincon’s roster spot.
Since return, Brian has replaced the struggling veteran Mike Lamb as the everyday third baseman.