Fort Wayne, IN – The Fort Wayne Wizards, in conjunction with the San Diego Padres, announced the promotion of outfielder Nic Crosta from extended spring training in Peoria, Arizona. Drew Davidson, drafted in the 22nd round of the 2005 June Amateur Draft, was sent down to the Padres camp in Peoria.
Nic Crosta signed with the Padres as a non-drafted free agent in January of this year. He was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers out of high school and then following his junior year of college at Santa Clara by the Oakland Athletics. Crosta did not sign following each of the draft selections.
Crosta hit .341 with a team-high 11 home runs and 46 runs batted in during his junior season at Santa Clara.
As spring training was coming to a close, Crosta crashed into an outfield wall and sprained his foot, fearing a break. The good news came down later in the week that it was just a sprain.
Drew Davidson split time between the Wizards and the Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League) last year, hitting .284 with nine doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 34 RBI.