Posts Tagged 'jays bullpen 2012'

Blue Jays Sign Rick VandenHurk

As per MLB trade rumours:

The Blue Jays announced that they signed Rick VandenHurk to a non-guaranteed split Major League contract. The Orioles released the right-hander earlier this month, making him a free agent. 

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. 

The Blue Jays created 40-man roster space for VandenHurk by placing right-hander Alan Farina on the 60-day DL.

Analysis: Not much to see here, just another non-roster invitee to spring training as the Jays hope to catch lightning in a bottle.   The bullpen will be a team strength and VandenHurk is not expected to factor.


AL Eastbound On Twitter!

  • @jonahkeri too bad Guerrieri wasn't also knocking on the door. Thought he was the next big one prior to TJS. 2 days ago
  • Buerhle is my boy but he's a pudgy white boy. Archer is 6'3" and a stud athlete. Also his punching arm can go 100 mph! 2 days ago
  • Great win for the Blue Jays tonight. In other news Steven Souza's homerun from last night's game has finally landed.... #moonshot 3 days ago
  • Remember when Blue Jays fans were upset that Kendall Graveman was having a great spring? #timberrr 1 week ago
  • @AdamBell_1 thanks man... 1 week ago

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 52 other followers