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Pirates Release Rick VandenHurk

According to the Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter feed, the Pirates have asked for release waivers on RHP Rick VandenHurk, so he will be allowed to sign with a foreign club. With the move, the 40-man roster now sits at 39 players. That doesn’t include Francisco Liriano, who has yet to officially sign. VandenHurk went 13-5, 2.92 in 21 appearances for Indianapolis last season, 19 as a...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick VandenHurk is a Terrible Pitcher

Rick VandenHurk is a terrible pitcher.There, I said it.  Someone had to.The 27 year old right-hander from the Netherlands is in his 6th MLB season.  Not sure how he continues to latch on with teams and get called up to the Majors, but he does.  His career ERA is 6.11 with a 1.64 WHIP over 49 appearances, 35 of which have been starts.  For his career, he has a -1.3 WAR, meaning...
Via More Hardball
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Fall To Knights In First Playoff Game

Charlotte Knights  8,   Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   Rick VandenHurk took the loss tonight. A busy first inning was all the Charlotte Knights needed to defeat the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field tonight in the first game of the first round of the International League playoffs.  Knights’ starter Charlie Leesman dominated the Indians’ batters, allowing just one run...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Can’t Keep Above the Surface Against Clippers

Columbus Clippers  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   Rick VandenHurk gave up 2 runs over 5 innings. Clippers’ starter TJ McFarland has not had a good season against the Indianapolis Indians.  In his three previous starts against the Indians, McFarland got beat around.  On July 7th, the Indians scored 8 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks against McFarland in just 2.1 innings....
Via Pirates Prospects
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Throwing Errors In 1st Inning Hurt VandenHurk And Indians

Toledo Mud Hens  3,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)     Rick VandenHurk gave up 4 runs in the 1st, then pitched 6 scoreless innings. The Mud Hens scored early and the Indians scored late at Toledo’s Fifth-Third Field tonight, but it was the Mud Hens who came out on top.  Tribe starter Rick VandenHurk had another tough start, even though he lasted 7 innings.  Six of the Indians’...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

6/18 MiLB Recap: Stetson Allie gets off to hot start as hitter

Openers for both State College and the GCL Pirates today. Indianapolis 5, Gwinnett 4 – Rick VandenHurk gave up 4 runs over 7 innings. He struck out 5 and didn’t walk a batter. Bryan Morris pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief. Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 5 with a triple. Starling Marte was 1 for 2 with a walk. Jeff Clement went 1 for 2 with a double and 2 walks. Brandon...
Via North Side Notch
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

6/12 MiLB Recap: Willy Garcia continues to rake in June

Altoona was rained out today. Indianapolis 2, Rochester 0 – Rick VandenHurk started and pitched 7 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk. Chris Leroux pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Starling Marte was 1 for 3 with a walk. Jeff Larish went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Brian Friday was 1 for 1. Those were the only three hits the Indians would get. Fort Myers...
Via North Side Notch
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

6/6 MiLB Recap: Chris Leroux makes first rehab appearance

Everyone in action today. Pawtucket 6, Indianapolis 5 – Rick VandenHurk gave up 5 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 innings of relief giving up just 1 unearned run. He struck out 6 and didn’t walk a batter. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 5 with a home run, his 1st of the year. Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and 2 stolen bases. Jeff Clement...
Via North Side Notch
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Claim RHP Rick Vandenhurk off of Waivers

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has claimed RHP Rick Vandenhurk off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.  He will report to Major League camp in the coming days. To make room on the Tribe’s 40-man roster LHP Kelvin De La Cruz has been designated for assignment. VandenHurk, 26, has pitched in parts of five major league seasons with Florida (2007-10) and Baltimore...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Dutch RHP Rick VandenHurk agrees with Blue Jays

Dutch right-hander Rick VandenHurk has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old had no decisions and an 8.00 ERA in four games and eight innings for Baltimore last year and was 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA in 26 starts for the Orioles' Triple-A farm team at Norfolk. In the minors he held hitters to a .239 average. VandenHurk, who agreed to a non-guaranteed...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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