MLBTR notices that the Pirates have released Rick VandenHurk, who had been on the 40-man roster. It's unclear why they did that; perhaps it's a signal that the Francisco Liriano deal will be done soon, but it might also be something else. VandenHurk made the 40-man roster after a surprisingly good stint at Indianapolis in which he moved to a lower arm slot.
Pirates release Rick VandenHurk
Bucs Dugout | Jan 6