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Rick van den Hurk MLB Career Stats

8-11 6.08 183.2 179 1.63

Rick van den Hurk Bio

  • Full Name: Henricus van den Hurk
  • Born: 5/22/1985 in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Debut: April 10, 2007
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2012
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MLB Career Stats 8 11 6.08 50 35 0 183.2 179 1.63


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Rick van den Hurk Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Albuquerque PCL

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/22/2011 Norfolk INT
08/06/2012 Indianapolis INT

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/16/2007 Albuquerque PCL

HWB Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
10/08/2006 Waikiki HWB
11/19/2006 Waikiki HWB

HWB Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Waikiki HWB

Rick van den Hurk Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 4, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates released RHP Rick van den Hurk.
September 10, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of RHP Rick van den Hurk from Indianapolis Indians.
May 14, 2012 Rick van den Hurk assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Bradenton Marauders.
May 7, 2012 Rick van den Hurk assigned to Bradenton Marauders.
April 9, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Rick van den Hurk to a minor league contract.
April 4, 2012 Cleveland Indians sent Rick van den Hurk outright to Columbus Clippers.
March 29, 2012 Cleveland Indians designated Rick van den Hurk for assignment.
March 21, 2012 Cleveland Indians claimed RHP Rick van den Hurk off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.
February 22, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent Rick van den Hurk.
February 1, 2012 Baltimore Orioles released RHP Rick van den Hurk.
January 24, 2012 Baltimore Orioles designated RHP Rick van den Hurk for assignment.
September 1, 2011 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Rick van den Hurk from Norfolk Tides.
March 30, 2011 Baltimore Orioles sent Rick van den Hurk outright to Norfolk Tides.
August 16, 2010 Baltimore Orioles recalled Rick van den Hurk from Norfolk Tides.
July 31, 2010 Baltimore Orioles traded LHP Will Ohman to Florida Marlins for RHP Rick van den Hurk.
July 31, 2010 Baltimore Orioles optioned Rick van den Hurk to Norfolk Tides.
June 14, 2010 Florida Marlins optioned RHP Rick van den Hurk to New Orleans Zephyrs.
June 7, 2010 Florida Marlins recalled Rick van den Hurk from New Orleans Zephyrs.
March 31, 2010 Florida Marlins optioned Rick van den Hurk to New Orleans Zephyrs.
September 1, 2009 Florida Marlins recalled Rick van den Hurk from New Orleans Zephyrs.
August 18, 2009 Florida Marlins optioned Rick van den Hurk to New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 20, 2009 Florida Marlins recalled Rick van den Hurk from New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 16, 2009 Rick van den Hurk roster status changed by New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 10, 2009 New Orleans Zephyrs placed RHP Rick van den Hurk on the bereavement list.
June 4, 2009 Florida Marlins optioned RHP Rick van den Hurk to New Orleans Zephyrs.
May 30, 2009 Jupiter Hammerheads sent RHP Rick van den Hurk on a rehab assignment to New Orleans Zephyrs.
May 24, 2009 Florida Marlins sent RHP Rick van den Hurk on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
May 17, 2009 Rick van den Hurk roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
April 4, 2009 Florida Marlins placed RHP Rick van den Hurk on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29, 2009.

Henricus van den Hurk Bio Info

Henricus VandenHurk...Came to United States as catcher at age 16, and signed with Marlins as a pitcher in November 2002...His father, Wim, runs a baseball academy in the Netherlands...Is fluent in four languages (Dutch, English, Spanish and German). 2012 Was unconditionally released by Baltimore on 2/3 and signed by Toronto on 2/22...Was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on 3/21, but designated for assignment on 3/29...Elected free agency on 4/6 and signed a minor league deal with Pittsburgh on 4/9...Made first appearance with Class-A Bradenton, where he won his lone start on 5/7 at Tampa...Was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 5/14 and went on to lead the Pittsburgh minor league system with 14 wins; tied for second in the International League with 13...Ranked fifth in the league in ERA and 10th in strikeouts...Was named Indy's Most Valuable Player...Pitched 5.0 scoreless innings of relief and was victorious in his first game with Indianapolis on 5/14 vs. Norfolk...Went 3-0 with a 0.46 ERA in his first four Triple- A games (two starts), giving up just one run in his first 19.2 innings of work...Made final relief appearance on 5/26 at Louisville (3.2ip/0r)...Won each of his first eight decisions thru 7/3...Suffered first loss in his 11th game on 7/8 at Columbus...Won back-to-back starts on 7/30 and 8/5 and was named International League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week ending 8/6...Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings in a no-decision on 8/16 at Rochester...Was charged with just three earned runs in his last four starts (26.1ip - 1.03 ERA), to lower his regular season ERA from 3.43 to 2.92...Suffered 8-1 loss in Game One of the Best-of-Five opening playoff round vs. Charlotte on 9/5 (5.1ip/9h/6r/6er/3bb/7so)...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 9/10 and suffered loss that night in Cincinnati, giving up walkoff hit in 14th inning...Entered game at Wrigley Field on 9/16 with a 9-5 lead in the 6th inning and was charged with three runs without retiring a batter...Tossed a scoreless inning on 9/18 vs. Milwaukee and finished season with a scoreless frame vs. Atlanta on 10/3. 2011 Pitched for Norfolk before having contract selected by the O's on September 1...STAFF LEADER: Led Norfolk (AAA) in wins (9), losses (13), starts (26), IP (154.1) and K (108)...Went 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA (154.1IP, 76ER) and 13 quality starts in 26 starts for the Tides...Pitched 5.0 innings or more in each of his final 21 starts for Norfolk...Pitched to a 3.95 ERA (130.0IP, 57IP), May-August, after posting a 7.03 April ERA (24.1IP, 19ER)...Tossed season-high 8.0 innings, May 22 vs. Louisville...WEEKLY WINNER: Named International League Pitcher of the Week, August 15-21, going 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (12.0IP, 1ER) and 18K in 2 starts...Won his final 3 starts with the Tides, pitching to a 0.95 ERA (19.0IP, 2ER) and striking out 23, including a season-high 13, August 15 vs. Charlotte...Made two relief appearances (3.2IP, ER) and two starts (5.1IP, 7ER) for the O's. 2010 Was acquired from the Florida Marlins at the trade deadline July 31 in exchange for LHP Will Ohman ... Was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on August 16 ... Made one start for the Orioles, September 26 at Toronto, and was tagged with the loss as he allowed three earned runs in four innings ... Made the longest relief appearance of the year on September 13, going 5.1 innings after Brian Matusz was knocked out of the game by a line drive ... Appeared in eight games in relief for the Orioles, posting a 4.97 ERA (12.2IP, 7ER) ... Made three starts for Norfolk after being acquired from Florida and was 1-1 with a 2.18 ERA (20.2IP, 5ER) ... Went 7.0 innings August 2 against Indianapolis and 8.0 innings against Indianapolis on August 12, allowing one run in each start ... Opponents hit .205 against him at Norfolk (15-73) ... Left-handers hit .171 (7-41) at Norfolk 2009 Began his seventh professional campaign on the 15-day Disabled List with right elbow inflammation...Sustained the injury while pitching for the Netherlands in this year's World Baseball Classic...Made two rehab starts (1-0, 2.25 ERA), one with single-A Jupiter and the other with triple-A New Orleans, before being recalled from rehab and reinstated from the 15-day DL and then optioned to New Orleans on June 3...Split time between New Orleans and Florida, going on to post a combined record of 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA (113.1 IP/45 ER) in 21 starts...Prior to his first recall, made eight starts with the Zephyrs and posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.86 ERA (43.2 IP/14 ER)...Recalled by Florida on July 20 and went 2-2 with a 5.12 ERA (31.2 IP/18 ER) in six starts...Optioned back to New Orleans on August 17 and went 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA (11.0 IP/4 ER) in two starts prior to being recalled by Florida again on September 1...Finished the season with the Marlins, compiling a 1-0 record and 3.33 ERA (27.0 IP/10 ER) in five starts...In his 11 starts with Florida, allowed more than two runs only three times; August 5 at Washington (5), August 16 vs. Colorado (6) and September 23 vs. Philadelphia (4)...Reached a season-high 6.0 innings in five of his 11 starts...Struck out a career-high nine batters twice; July 30 vs. Atlanta and again on August 16 vs. Colorado. 2008 Began the season on Marlins' Opening Day roster, marking the first time starting the season at the Major League level...Made two starts with Florida, going 0-1 with an 11.81 ERA (5.1 IP/7 ER) prior to being optioned to Double-A Carolina on April 6...While with Mudcats, spent over a month on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow, from April 13-May 31...posted 3-3 record and 4.23 ERA (55.1 IP/26 ER) in 10 starts...Recalled by Marlins on July 22, and went 1-0 with a 5.19 ERA (8.2 IP/5 ER) in two starts before being optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on July 27...With Isotopes, went 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA (17.2 IP/8 ER) in four starts before missing the remainder of the season with a broken finger in his right hand. 2007 Went 4-6 with 6.83 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) during rookie season with Marlins ... was 4-6 with 6.81 ERA in 17 starts, and 0-0 with 7.71 ERA in one relief outing (2.1 innings) ... Made Major League debut April 10 vs. Milwaukee, allowing one earned run in 4.2 innings (5 H, 3 BB, 5 SO) ... he retired two batters in the top of the fifth inning in that game when a rain delay interrupted play for 49 minutes, and he did not return to the mound when the game resumed ... became just the fifth player born in the Netherlands to play in a Major League game during the modern era (1900-2007) ... he also became just the second pitcher from Holland to start a game in the Majors, joining RHP Bert Blyleven, who went 287-250 in 692 games (685 starts) from 1970-92 ...the other Dutch players were RHP Win Remmerswaal (1979-1980), CF Rikkert Faneyte (1993-1996), 2B Robert Eenhoorn (1994-1997) ... Earned first Major League win June 5 at Atlanta ... logged 6.0 scoreless innings (1 H, 2 BB, 4 SO), taking no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken when Yunel Escobar doubled with nobody out ... recorded career-high eight strikeouts August 28 vs. Atlanta, despite receiving no-decision (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO) ... Recorded lone Major League hit April 15 at Atlanta... singled to center field off Tim Hudson ... Served three stints with Marlins, making his last start September 8 at Philadelphia before team shut him down to limit his innings total ... was selected from Carolina (AA) April 9 and appeared in four games (three starts) before he was optioned to Double-A on April 25 ... recalled June 5 and was optioned to Carolina on June 17 after three starts ... promoted from Carolina to Albuquerque (AAA) on July 2, then was recalled from Triple-A on July 17 ... went 4-2 with 3.29 ERA in 11 starts between Albuquerque and Carolina ... had 75 strikeouts in 65.2 innings between two levels ... Made the start for the World Team in Futures Game in San Francisco ... pitched 1.0 inning, allowing one hit and striking out one ... picked up the victory as the World team beat the U.S. team 7-2. 2006 Did not start season until July while rehabbing from 'Tommy John' surgery...Allowed only nine hits in 25.0 innings upon his return. 2005 Began season on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, having been reinstated on May 27...Returned to disabled list on July 7 and missed the remainder of the season with right elbow inflammation. 2004 Moved to Advanced-A for the entire season, anchoring the Jupiter rotation...Dropped his hit per nine innings to 8.4 from 11.4 the previous season. 2003 Debuted with the Gulf Coast entry with the Marlins, making 11 appearances, including 10 starts...Walked 20 and allowed 49 hits in 38.2 innings.