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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)
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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

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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 ESPN.com, 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 MLB.com.

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

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Astros and Ryan Vogelsong are hopeful for a deal and working through some final steps.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that the two sides were in "serious discussions" and Vogelsong is in Houston, so it sounds like some mere formalities are in the way of making the deal official. No word yet on the terms involved.
Jan 20 - 9:47 AM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong was in Houston on Monday.

The Astros are reportedly in "serious discussions" with Vogelsong and this suggests that he could be in town for a pre-signing physical. However, the free agent starter told McTaggart that he isn't ready to comment on the situation. Vogelsong, 38, posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 32 starts last season for the Giants. If signed, he would join Dallas Keuchel, Collin McHugh, Scott Feldman, and Brett Oberholtzer in Houston's rotation.
Jan 20 - 8:44 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are in "serious discussions" with Ryan Vogelsong.

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle first reported of the Astros' interest in Vogelsong on Sunday, and it appears that they could be closing in on a deal. Houston just acquired Dan Straily to presumably slide into the No. 5 spot in the rotation, but it looks like they're going to add another arm to the mix. Vogelsong put up a 4.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 32 starts last season for the Giants.
Jan 19 - 6:42 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Ryan Vogelsong is "one Astros target."

They've also been connected to Kyle Kendrick as they look to round out their rotation. Vogelsong resurrected his career with the Giants but has been pretty bad the last two years, posting a 4.62 ERA in a pitcher-friendly park. Kendrick is another low-upside arm who would be nothing more than an innings-eater.
Jan 18 - 10:50 AM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Rockies are talking to free agent Ryan Vogelsong.

The Rockies want to add a veteran right-hander to their starting rotation and Vogelsong should come cheap after posting a combined 4.62 ERA (75 ERA+) over the last two seasons for San Francisco. Vogelsong turns 38 years old next July. He'd likely carry zero fantasy value in a situation where he's making half of his starts at power-happy Coors Field.
Jan 12 - 8:44 AM

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins "have been linked" to Ryan Vogelsong.

The Twins are searching for some rotation help and have been connected to Brett Anderson in addition to Vogelsong. The right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA over the last four seasons with the Giants and, even though he'll turn 38 in July, should be a solid back-end starter for another year or two. Vogelsong might only require a one-year contract.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Ryan Vogelsong will be available out of the bullpen for the remainder of the World Series.

It's officially all hands on deck for the Giants, and Vogelsong should still be relatively fresh after lasting just 2 2/3 innings on Saturday. It's unlikely that he'll be utilized unless it's a long relief scenario in extra innings.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Ryan Vogelsong couldn't make it out of the third inning, giving up four runs in 2 2/3 innings but got a no-decision as the Giants toppled the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

Vogelsong had no issue with the Royals in the first two frames, but they hung a four-spot on him in the top of the third, chasing him from the game in the process. It's worth noting that Vogelsong wasn't hit particularly hard; rather, the Royals used their speed and favorable hit placement. Overall, Vogelsong gave up the four runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts. The Giants will go with Madison Bumgarner in Game 5, then Jake Peavy and Tim Hudson in Games 6 and 7 so Vogelsong is likely done starting. He could contribute out of the bullpen.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:09:00 AM

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3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
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2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
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LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
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8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10J.C. Gutierrez
11Cody Hall
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