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.


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15 Comments on "Minor Moves: Hayhurst, Pettit"


deere5800
3 years 7 months ago

The Garfoosini!!!

Runtime
3 years 7 months 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)

Fizzzay
3 years 7 months ago

Apparently Dirk wants to become a world traveling baseball mercenary. 

3 years 7 months ago

Sounds like a third book to me!

iamsynecdoche
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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

iamsynecdoche
3 years 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

Matt A.
3 years 7 months ago

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

iamsynecdoche
3 years 7 months ago

Good for Dirk. Hopefully he has a great time.

Rusty_Arcadia
3 years 7 months ago

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

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

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

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

really good writer. thoroughly enjoyed his book

3 years 7 months ago

#bringbackdirk