RHP Dirk Hayhurst was officially released by organization according to the MiLB transaction page. He struggled through injury this season, only seeing action in 11 games this season. He was 4-2 on the season with a 4.12 ERA and 43 strikeouts.
Hayhurst was signed by the Rays prior to the 2011 season as a minor league free agent. He was originally drafted by the Padres in 2003 and also spent time in the Blue Jays organization before joining the Rays.
Dirk took a moment to share his thoughts on his release on his blog. You can read the article by clicking here.