Amir Garrett began his career splitting his time between the basketball court and the baseball diamond, first at St. Johns and then transferring to Cal State Northridge, though he never actually played after having to sit out with the transfer rules. Earlier this afternoon he announced on twitter that he would be sticking with baseball full time, giving up his basketball career.

Garrett was able to get a full spring training in for the first time this year and after a bit of a slow start, he’s probably been the Midwest Leagues most dominant starter for the last three months. He’s made dramatic improvements in just about every facet of the game from last year to this year, and even from early this season to now.

This move will help move him along in baseball faster as he had started the season later than usual and ended it sooner than usual in past seasons because of the college basketball schedule and school starting back up in August. He will need to be added to the 40-man roster this offseason, which he undoubtedly will be, so the timing is probably great news for the front office when it comes to having to start worrying about the options clock.