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Juan Bustabad

Juan Bustabad
Juan Bustabad with the Great Lakes Loons in 2008
Minor league manager
Born: (1961-08-16) August 16, 1961 (age 52)
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Juan Bustabad (born August 16, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a minor league baseball player and manager.

Playing career

Bustabad was a shortstop during his playing career. He graduated from Miami Lakes High School and attended Miami-Dade College. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round of the 1980 MLB amateur player draft.

He began his professional career with the Winter Haven Red Sox in Single-A in 1980 and played in Boston's farm system through 1985, making stops in Bristol, Pawtucket and New Britain. He was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a minor league free agent prior to the 1986 season and spent 2½ seasons with the Double-A San Antonio Dodgers/Missions and half a season with Triple-A Albuquerque.

In 9 seasons of minor league baseball, he played in 1002 games, finishing with a batting average of .247.

Coaching career

He won his 700th career game as a manager on August 24, 2010 when the Great Lakes Loons beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 9-3. The win was on the same day that he was named the Midwest League manager of the year.

He was selected as the California League manager of the year in 2011 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

External sources

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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