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Tribe claims pitcher from Blue Jays

By System Administrator Published: March 22, 2012

GOODYEAR, Ariz.: The Indians claimed right-hander Rick VandenHurk off waivers from Toronto and will bring him to major-league camp in the next few days.

VandenHurk,  26, has pitched in parts of five big-league seasons with the Marlins and Orioles. Last year for Baltimore, he appeared in four games (twice as a starter) and gave up eight earned runs, 12 hits and eight w,alks  in nine innings. Opposing batters hit .324 against him.

He spent most of the season at Triple-A Norfolk, where he was 9-13 with a 4.43 earned run average in 26 starts.

In 46 major-league appearances (35 starts), he has posted an 8-10 record and 5.97 ERA.

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