You Won’t Have the Dutch Kid to Kick Around Anymore
The Marlins have decided to shutdown Rick VandenHurk for the rest of the season. After combining over 147 innings in the majors and minors, management felt that it’s best to not overextend him, especially as he only pitched 26 innings last year (he, like every other Marlins pitcher, had undergone Tommy John Surgery).
At times, VandenHurk showed great potential, but often he looked like an over-matched AA pitcher. He finishes the season with a 6-8 record and with an ERA of 6.83.