Minor Moves: Hayhurst, Pettit

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  • Dirk Hayhurst, formerly of the Padres and Blue Jays, announced that he'll be pitching in an Italian league in 2012 (Twitter links). The right-hander, also an author, has become something of a cult hero the past couple years as he's documented his experiences as a career minor leaguer. Hayhurst spent 2011 in the Rays organization.
  • The Dodgers signed outfielder Chris Pettit to a minor league contract, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Petit, a 27-year-old right-handed hitter, appeared in one game with the Angels in 2011 and 10 in 2009.


15 Responses to Minor Moves: Hayhurst, Pettit Leave a Reply

  1. deere5800 3 years ago

    The Garfoosini!!!

  2. Runtime 3 years ago

    This is kind of bizzare, I was JUST reading an article by Hayhurst about how he didn’t know where he was going to play or if he was ever going to play again in Sportsnet Magazine. (Think Canadian Sports Illustrated)

  3. Fizzzay 3 years ago

    Apparently Dirk wants to become a world traveling baseball mercenary. 

  4. Sounds like a third book to me!

    • iamsynecdoche 3 years ago

      Fourth. His third’s about his time with the Jays and is in-progress, I think.

      • 3rd…his 2nd book is set to be released later this month

        • iamsynecdoche 3 years ago

          You misunderstood. His second is coming out (I’ve pre-ordered), but I believe he is already writing his third book, which is about his time with the Jays. So, anything he writes about Italy would be a fourth.

          • redsx968 3 years ago

            You know people don’t have anything to talk about when they are debating how many books Dirk Hayhurst has written

          • iamsynecdoche 3 years ago

            No kidding. How many days until pitchers and catchers report?

  5. Matt A. 3 years ago

    Well, we now know what the focus of Dirk’s third book will be

  6. iamsynecdoche 3 years ago

    Good for Dirk. Hopefully he has a great time.

  7. Rusty_Arcadia 3 years ago

    Hopefully Chris Pettit gets a shot with the Dodger. He was seriously blocked playing for the Angels.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Yeah nice numbers in ’09, but then missed a year with a shoulder injury and couldn’t hit a lick last year.

  8. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    really good writer. thoroughly enjoyed his book

  9. #bringbackdirk

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