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 starter. He also made four appearances for the Pirates in September/October, allowing four runs over 2.2 innings.


UPDATE: 1/6 6:40 PM  VandenHurk will sign with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization.

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I’m SURE the breathless defense of this turd should be screaming in the streets, considering this piece of trash was dumped. He threw HARD, don’t ya know.


What was to like??


Aw, man. I liked Rick VandenHurk. I thought he would have been a good piece for the Pirates bullpen.

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