July 12, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Wichita Wingnuts
WICHITA, KS- Wichita Wingnuts' left-handed pitcher Ryan Hinson was purchased by the Atlanta Braves' organization on Thursday afternoon.
In 10 starts this season, Hinson was 7-2 with a league-best 1.53 ERA. Hinson also ranks seventh in the American Association with 57 strikeouts. The 26-year-old lefty allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of 10 starts and did not allow more than three earned runs in any of them. Hinson was named the American Association's Pitcher of the Month for June.
"This is great news and well-deserved for 'Hinsy'," said Wingnuts' manager Kevin Hooper. "He's earned this opportunity to get back to affiliated ball. He has been a huge part of our organization for three years and we wish him nothing but the best."
A native of Rock Hill, SC, Hinson threw a complete game, six-hit shutout last Saturday versus Amarillo to become the Wingnuts' all-time leader in wins (27). Hinson also ranks first in team history with 234 strikeouts. During his three seasons in Wichita, Hinson was a combined 27-15 with a 3.58 ERA over 51 starts and three relief appearances.
Hinson is expected to report to the Braves' High-A Carolina League affiliate in Lynchburg, VA.
Hinson is the second player the Wingnuts have sold to a Major League organization this year and the 18th all-time.
Wingnuts Sold to Major League Organizations
OF Dustan Mohr, 2008 - Colorado Rockies
RHP Will Savage, 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Ben Graham, 2010 - Washington Nationals
LHP Justin Dowdy, 2010 - Tampa Bay Rays
OF Ryan Patterson, 2011 - Arizona Diamondbacks
LHP Dustin Pease, 2011 - San Diego Padres
RHP Cephas Howard, 2011 - Texas Rangers
OF Kenny Gilbert, 2011 - Chicago White Sox
OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Cincinnati Reds
OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Philadelphia Phillies
SS Jose Martinez, 2012 - Houston Astros
LHP Nate Robertson, 2012 - Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Matt Nevarez, 2012 - Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Andrew Aizenstadt, 2012 - Philadelphia Phillies
RHP James Hoyt, 2012 - Atlanta Braves
OF Adam Buschini, 2013 - San Diego Padres
RHP Jon Link, 2013 - Detroit Tigers
LHP Ryan Hinson, 2013 - Atlanta Braves
The Wingnuts play at Kansas City on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on Oldies 92.7 KWME and worldwide at www.pressboxproductionsradio.com
The Wingnuts return home on Thursday, July 18th when they host the Lincoln Saltdogs. Individual tickets can be purchased by calling (316) 755-SEAT, or by visiting www.selectaseat.com
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