Orioles Designate RHP Rick Vandenhurk For Assignment

The Orioles have announced that they designated RHP Rick Vandenhurk for assignment, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. This move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed  Wilson Betemit.

Vandenhurk, 26, pitched only 25.1 innings for the Orioles. He posted a 6.04 ERA with a 1.579 WHIP. Vandenhurk was acquired by the Orioles in 2010 for Will Ohman

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