Two-Sport Athlete Amir Garrett Joins Dragons

July 19, 2013 11:17 AM

DAYTON, OHIO-The Dayton Dragons announced the following roster changes today: 

Left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett and right-handed pitcher Joey Housey have been promoted to Dayton from Billings (Class: Rookie, Pioneer League).

Right-handed pitcher Kyle McMyne has been promoted to Bakersfield (Class: Advanced-A, California League). 

Right-handed pitcher Werleen Taveras has been placed on the disabled list.

The Dragons roster remains at the Midwest League limit of 25 players. 

Garrett, at 6'5", is a two-sport athlete who was rated as the #15 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization prior to this season by Baseball America.  He spent two seasons as a forward on the St. John's basketball team before announcing intentions to transfer to Cal State Northridge after the 2012-'13 season basketball season.  As a baseball player, Garrett, 21, was drafted by the Reds in the 22nd round in 2011.  At Billings this season, Garrett made five starts, going 1-1 with a 2.66 earned run average that currently ranks third best in the Pioneer League.  He is a hard-thrower with a fastball that reaches the mid-90's. 

Housey made eight relief appearances at Billings, going 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA.  He struck out 15 and walked only two in 9.2 innings.  He pitched in seven games for the Dragons earlier this season, going 1-1.

McMyne appeared in 10 games with the Dragons, notching three saves with a 3.09 ERA and a 0-0 record.

Taveras joined the Dragons on Wednesday but has not appeared in a game. 

The Dragons host Beloit tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the last game of a three-game series.  The Dragons remain home on Saturday to start a three-game set against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Fifth Third Field at 7:05 p.m.  Call (937) 228-2287 to purchase lawn tickets or for group ticket information.

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