Blue Jays place reliever Hayhurst on 60-day DL

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Dirk Hayhurst was placed on the

60-day disabled list Sunday and is expected to miss most of the

season after having right shoulder surgery Feb. 5.

The 28-year-old Hayhurst damaged the labrum in his throwing

shoulder during offseason workouts. Toronto signed him as a free

agent just before training camp a year ago. He spent most of last

season with Triple-A Las Vegas. In 22 2/3 innings with the Blue

Jays, he had a 2.78 ERA with 13 strikeout and two walks.

His book, “The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a

Minor-League Veteran,” is due to be released March 30.