Rick VandenHurk RP PIT 11 Months

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Oct 17 '78

The Pirates have asked for release waivers on Rick VandenHurk, with the purpose of allowing him to sign with a foreign club.

There are no details yet, but it sounds like VandenHurk could be close to wrapping up a deal to play overseas in 2013. He 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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Oct 16 '78

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Jun 21 '78

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Jan 20 '78

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Jan 15 '78

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Jan 07 '78

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Dec 30 '77

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Dec 02 '77

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.

Rick VandenHurk RP PIT Nov 13 '77

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.