Portland manager Randy Ready saw many of the arms that helped the San Diego Padres down the stretch, including Josh Geer, Wade LeBlanc, Joe Thatcher, and the departed Dirk Hayhurst while also tutoring Edwin Moreno and Cesar Ramos and discussing his time in San Diego.
January 26, 2009
Glenn Abbott was the pitching coach that provided the pipeline to the San Diego Padres. Working with the Portland Beavers, he saw the graduation of many young arms, including the departed Dirk Hayhurst and Clay Hensley, and rotational candidantes Chad Reineke, and Josh Geer, to name a few.
January 1, 2009
Anytime a player such as Dirk Hayhurst goes to a different organization than the one you write about, it's not a good day. Hayhurst was one of the more interesting people to not only because of the wide range of subjects that he could opine on but also on his ability to explain how he was able to accomplish these feats.
November 30, 2008
San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today announced that catcher Josh Bard and left-handed pitcher Shawn Estes have elected free agency after clearing outright waivers. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Dirk Hayhurst has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Luke Carlin and infielder Sean Kazmar have been outrighted to Triple-A Portland.
October 6, 2008
After winning the Double-A championship in 2007 with the San Antonio Missions, several players made the leap up to Triple-A Portland this year. It's been a smooth transition for some, a little rocky for others. Dirk Hayhurst, Will Venable, Josh Geer and Matt Antonelli answered questions on a variety of topics regarding the move up in levels.
August 26, 2008