The Orioles announced that they designated right-hander Rick VandenHurk for assignment to create roster space for infielder Wilson Betemit.
VandenHurk, 26, has experience in five big league seasons, but he appeared in just four games for the 2011 Orioles. He spent most of the season as a starter at Triple-A, where he posted a 4.43 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 154 1/3 innings. The 6'5" native of the Netherlands has a 5.97 ERA with 8.8 K/9, 4.7 BB/9 and a 27.9% ground ball rate in 181 career innings with the Marlins and Orioles.
He’ll pass through waivers… he’s been out of options for a while now.
Someone might claim him and throw him in the ‘pen.
Ahhh, who am I kidding. Get him a ticket to Norfolk.
“Cubs to sign VandenHurk”
Things are not good for your career when you’re a young pitcher and my Orioles cut you loose. That’s a sign the downside of your career may be here.
Pitches get cut all the time it doesnt matter if it is the best team or the worse.