Dunedin, FL (Sports Network) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed right-hander Rick
VandenHurk to a split major league contract on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old VandenHurk spent the past one-plus seasons with the Baltimore
He played the majority of the 2011 campaign with Baltimore's Triple-A
affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, going 9-13 with a 4.43 earned run average in 26
starts. He posted an 8.00 ERA in four games -- two starts -- for the Orioles.
A native of the Netherlands, VandenHurk owns a career 8-10 record with a 5.97
ERA in 46 games, 35 of which have been starts, with the Marlins and O's.
The Blue Jays made room for VandenHurk on the 40-man roster by placing pitcher
Alan Farina on the 60-day disabled list.
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