Blacktown’s Josh Guyer has signed with the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise.
The Blacktown Workers right-handed pitcher has been impressive in his second Major League Baseball Australian Academy.
The 18-year-old Guyer has thrown 20 innings to the tune of a 3-0 record, a 2.70 ERA, and two saves in nine appearances.
“I want to get to the big leagues one day, and a signing now just helps get a foot in the door,’’ Guyer said.
‘‘It’s one step closer to the end goal of what I want to achieve.
“My parents have always said, ‘find something you love and figure out how to get paid for it’.
‘‘I love baseball, and now I’ve figured out a way to get paid for it, so I’m living the dream, really.”
Guyer first represented Australia as a 13 year old, and recently toured toured Guam with the national AAA team that went on to win the Oceania championships.
He has again been named in the national AAA team that will compete in the IBAF AAA world championships in Seoul, Korea later in August.
Guyerr completed his HSC in 2011 and was accepted into a Bachelor of Forensic Science at the University of Technology, Sydney.
He has deferred his studies to concentrate on baseball and will join the Minnesota Twins next April for spring training.