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Rick VandenHurk | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Rick VandenHurk plans to re-sign with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization.
VandenHurk's contract with the three-time defending Korean Series winners is pending a physical. VandenHurk, your prototypical Quadruple-A hurler, pitched very well for the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in 2012, posting a 2.92 ERA and 113/35 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings of work. Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:02:00 PM

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Rick VandenHurk plans to sign with a foreign club.

The Pirates made that announcement on Saturday night while confirming that the 27-year-old right-hander has been released. VandenHurk pitched very well for the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in 2012, posting a 2.92 ERA and 113/35 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings of work. It's not clear which foreign baseball league he intends to join.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Pirates released RHP Rick VandenHurk.

VandenHurk spent most of the 2012 season as a starter with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, where he posted a 2.92 ERA and 113/35 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. He should draw interest from other teams on a minor league deal.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Rick VandenHurk from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 27-year-old right-hander posted a cool 2.92 ERA and 113/35 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He'll operate as a long reliever.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Rick VandenHurk to a minor league contract.

VandenHurk elected free agency last week after refusing an outright assignment from the Indians. The 26-year-old right-hander made four appearances with the Orioles last season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 10:29:00 AM

RHP Rick VandenHurk has declined his outright assignment and elected free agency.

The Indians claimed VandenHurk off waivers from the Blue Jays last month, but he failed to make the team and will now be looking to catch on elsewhere. The 26-year-old right-hander was a decent prospect at one time, and he wasn't bad at Triple-A last year, so he shouldn't have trouble netting a minor league deal.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 09:58:00 AM

Indians sent RHP Rick VandenHurk outright to Triple-A Columbus.

VandenHurk cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays last month after spending the 2011 season in the Orioles' organization.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 02:12:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Rick VandenHurk for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-acquired Jairo Asencio on the 40-man roster. VandenHurk was just claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays last week. The 26-year-old right-hander made four appearances with the Orioles last season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:21:00 PM

Indians claimed RHP Rick VandenHurk off waivers from the Blue Jays.

VandenHurk just signed with Toronto a month ago after being released by the Orioles in early-February. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 5.97 ERA over 181 innings at the major league level. He is currently out of options.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 02:53:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Rick VandenHurk to a one-year contract.

He'll receive a non-guaranteed split major-league contract. VandenHurk was released by the Orioles earlier this month after spending most of last season at the Triple-A level. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a career 5.97 ERA in the major leagues.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 09:59:00 AM

Orioles released RHP Rick VandenHurk.

VandenHurk was designated for assignment last week and is now free to sign with another organization. Although he allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- over nine innings at the major league level in 2011, VandenHurk has a pretty nice minor league track record and is only 26. He should have no trouble catching on somewhere.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 02:01:00 PM

Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles have placed right-hander Rick VandenHurk on release waivers.

VandenHurk was designated for assignment last week after allowing nine runs -- eight earned -- over nine innings at the major league level in 2011. Assuming he isn't claimed by another team, his release should become official by Friday.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 01:18:00 PM

Orioles designated RHP Rick VandenHurk for assignment.

VandenHurk, 26, allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- in nine innings last year for Baltimore. He seems likely to accept a spot with the O's Triple-A affiliate.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Rick VandenHurk allowed five runs -- four earned -- over three innings Tuesday against the Red Sox.

He didn't factor into the decision, but his Orioles scored three runs in the eighth to steal the victory. The 26-year-old right-hander has an 8.00 ERA and 2.22 WHIP in limited action this year and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 11:03:00 PM

Rick VandenHurk will start Saturday against the Blue Jays.

VandenHurk has allowed one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings since being recalled from the minors when rosters expanded last week. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 5.79 ERA in 44 major league appearances (33 starts), so he can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 12:10:00 PM

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