Blue Jays claim Hayhurst from Padres



    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS claimed RHP DIRK HAYHURST
off of waivers from the San Diego Padres roster.
    HAYHURST, 27, appeared in 10 games, three starts, for the Padres this
past season, posting a 0-2 record with a 9.72 ERA. The 6'3", 200 lb.,
right-hander spent most of 2008 with Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
League, going 2-3 with two saves and a 3.75 ERA in 46 games, two starts. He
added 98 strikeouts in 84.0 IP. The native of Canton, Ohio was an eighth round
pick of the Padres in 2003 and has posted 32-33 record with a 4.05 ERA in six
minor league seasons.
    To make room on the roster, INF KEVIN MELILLO has been placed on waivers.





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