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Ryan Vogelsong | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/22/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kutztown State (PA)
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Vogelsong was punted around for six runs over three innings in a 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
It was ugly. On the bright side, as it were, it could have been uglier. Vogelsong gave up three homers in the first inning and another in the third. Fortunately for him, only one runner was on base total as the four balls sailed over the wall. We can't imagine Vogelsong is long for the Giants' rotation and you should expect an upcoming announcement which banishes him to the bullpen. Vogelsong, you'll recall, was booted from the rotation after his first start of the season. Injuries to Matt Cain and Jake Peavy gave him another shot, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy can only tolerate rolling out a pitching machine for so long. Vogelsong is now 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA and 2.02 WHIP. Apr 30 - 1:24 AM

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Ryan Vogelsong did not factor into the decision on Thursday, allowing two runs in six innings as the Giants walked off 3-2 winners in 10 innings.

Vogelsong, returning to the rotation, allowed the two runs on two solo home runs: one to Alex Guerrero in the second inning and the other to Adrian Gonzalez in the third. Overall, he yielded three hits and one walk while striking out five. Manager Bruce Bochy announced after the game that Vogelsong will remain in the rotation, so he's in line to face the Dodgers again next week in Los Angeles.
Apr 23 - 7:40 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that Ryan Vogelsong will remain in the team's rotation for the time being.

Vogelsong filled in admirably when called upon against the Dodgers on Thursday and will continue to get the ball every fifth day while Matt Cain and Jake Peavy each remain on the shelf. He's worth a look as a spot play in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 7:29 PM

Ryan Vogelsong will start for the Giants against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Vogelsong was removed from the Giants rotation after his first start of the season, but he'll get another shot against a division rival. The 37-year-old has a 10.45 ERA through 10 1/3 innings, including 5 2/3 innings of relief.
Apr 22 - 7:57 PM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings en route to a loss against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Pitching in place of the injured Matt Cain, Vogelsong hurt himself first by allowing base runners, then by allowing home runs with runners on base. Both David Peralta and Jake Lamb hit three-run homers, helping to end the right-hander's night earlier than expected. Overall, Vogelsong allowed six hits and walked four while striking out five. As long as Cain is out, Vogelsong will continue to get starts. He's on schedule to face the Padres on the road next.
Apr 8 - 1:02 AM

Ryan Vogelsong held the Brewers scoreless over 4 2/3 innings on Thursday.

Vogelsong needed the outing badly as he'd been having a tough spring leading into the start. He gave up only two hits and two walks while striking out four. Vogelsong figures to pitch out of the bullpen to start the season and will provide rotation depth for the Giants throughout the year.
Mar 19 - 7:33 PM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 2 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks Saturday.

Vogelsong gave up four hits and a walk, striking out one in the outing. It was the continuation of a trend this spring for the right-hander, as he now owns a 9.39 ERA in 7 2/3 innings. Vogelsong is a veteran, though, so there is plenty of time for him to round into shape before the season starts.
Mar 15 - 12:17 AM

Ryan Vogelsong had a rough go of things Thursday against the Giants, yielding four runs in two innings of work.

Vogelsong was four runs in debt in a flash, as he allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the second inning before walking Kris Bryant to load the bases. Kyle Schwarber unloaded them with a grand slam to right field. Vogelsong, 37, will likely serve as a swingman for the Giants. He finished with a 4.00 ERA and a 151/58 K/BB ratio in 184 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 5 - 6:23 PM

Giants re-signed RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year, $4 million contract.

He'll have the chance to earn more through incentives. Vogelsong chose the Giants over the Astros even though he'll likely enter the season as a long reliever if Matt Cain (elbow) and Tim Hudson (ankle) progress as hoped. The 37-year-old held a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 32 starts with the defending champs last year.
Jan 23 - 5:05 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Ryan Vogelsong has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants, pending a physical.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says it's worth $4 million plus performance incentives. Vogelsong chose comfortability over role here, as he looks like, at best, the Giants' sixth starter, whereas he would've had a good shot to be the Astros' No. 5 man. The veteran right-hander will provide protection with both Matt Cain (elbow) and Tim Hudson (ankle) working their way back from surgery.
Jan 23 - 11:11 AM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that it looks like a deal between the Giants and Ryan Vogelsong "will happen."

It's expected to be a one-year deal. Vogelsong was said to be in serious talks with the Astros, but he apparently had a change of heart at some point. The Giants have been on the lookout for another starter, so it makes sense that they are going in a familiar direction.
Jan 22 - 4:18 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Astros have not been told that they're out of the running for free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported late Wednesday night that Vogelsong had shifted course on the Astros after meeting with team officials Monday in Texas and was suddenly engaged in serious negotiations with the Giants. But that message apparently wasn't relayed to Houston. Vogelsong, 37, will likely have to settle for a one-year contract wherever he lands.
Jan 22 - 10:58 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears Ryan Vogelsong is in "serious discussions" with the Giants.

That's quite a 180-degree turn from a day ago when most people assumed Vogelsong and the Astros would strike a one-year deal. Tim Hudson recently needed another right ankle surgery and Matt Cain is returning from an elbow procedure, so the 37-year-old Vogelsong may be given another chance in San Francisco. Vogelsong had a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 32 starts with the defending champs last year.
Jan 21 - 10:35 PM

The Giants remain in contact with Ryan Vogelsong, according to Chris Haft of

Vogelsong's agent, Dave Meier, said he's maintained contact with the Giants on Vogelsong's behalf. His client was also reportedly in Houston recently, and reports had the Astros interested as well. Vogelsong, 37, will likely find a one-year deal wherever he lands.
Jan 21 - 9:16 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Ryan Vogelsong's potential deal with the Astros would be for one year.

That's what you'd expect, given that Vogelsong will turn 38 in the middle of next season. The right-hander was in Houston on Monday to take a physical and left town without officially agreeing to a deal, but the feeling is that something will get done. Vogelsong posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 32 starts last season for the Giants.
Jan 20 - 8:34 PM

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