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Name  Ryan Vogelsong
Born  7/22/1977
Height  6-4
Weight  215
Number  32
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold3/23/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong has served up five home runs in 15 innings this spring.
Insight: That's an alarming number for anyone, much less a 36-year-old who was entirely too hittable last season (124 hits, 15 homers, 5.73 ERA in 103 2/3 innings). Vogelsong had a 2.57 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and a 0.71 HR/9 over his first 315 2/3 innings following his return to the majors after a four-year absence, but he has put up a 6.03 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP and a 1.32 HR/9 his last 150 1/3.
11/29/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: The Giants have re-signed starter Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year deal. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: The contract details haven't been released yet but it's likely he'll be getting less than the $5 million he made last season. Vogelsong (4-6, 5.73 ERA) will join Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson and Madison Bumgarner in the Giants' starting rotation.
9/21/2013 9:23:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong has a 4.73 ERA in 51 1/3 innings since returning from a broken hand.
Insight: Vogelsong lost most of his season to the injury and has been awful on the mound. He fell to 3-6 with a 5.90 ERA in 97 2/3 innings after giving up five runs in five innings to the Yankees Saturday.
8/25/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong owned the Pirates Sunday at AT&T Park.
Insight: Pittsburgh could only manage two hits while Vogelsong was on the mound. Sunday was Vogelsong's first victory since May (he missed two months with a broken hand). He'll try to make it two in a row next time out against Arizona.
8/9/2013 7:32:00 PM
Description: The Giants have activated righthander Ryan Vogelsong from the 60-day DL.
Insight: It took a little over two months for his broken hand to heal. Vogelsong was excellent during the Giants' run to the World Series last season (14-9, 3.37 ERA) but he hasn't been as sharp so far in 2013 (2-4, 7.19 in nine starts).
8/5/2013 7:44:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous report, Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong will indeed be activated from the disabled list on Friday. SOURCE: John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: There was some discussion about Vogelsong needing another rehab start but apparently that's not the case. A broken hand caused Vogelsong to miss a little over two months. Guillermo Moscoso will head back to the bullpen when Vogelsong is activated.
8/4/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: The Giants were hoping Ryan Vogelsong would start Friday versus Baltimore but now it looks like he's going to need at least one more rehab start. SOURCE: Chris Haft,
Insight: Vogelsong broke his hand back in May and hasn't played since. He was only 2-4 with a 7.19 ERA before the injury. If all goes well, he should be back in the majors in about a week and a half.
7/19/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will throw live batting practice Saturday, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Vogelsong confirmed he is targeting Aug. 9 as a tentative date for a return to the rotation. The right-hander suffered a fractured right hand when he was hit with a pitch while batting on May 20. He was awful before his injury, going 2-4 with a 7.19 ERA and a 5.78 FIP in his first nine starts.
7/11/2013 8:27:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (hand) threw a bullpen session Thursday, his first since suffering a fractured pinky on May 20, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.
Insight: Vogelsong threw 30 fastballs in his bullpen and was happy with the session. "Hand is good, arm is good, he said. "Just got to get my timing back." Vogelsong is likely to throw a couple more bullpens before making one or two rehab starts. He's expected back by the end of July or beginning of August.
7/1/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (hand) played catch for five minutes from 70-80 feet Monday, according to
Insight: Vogelsong broke his right pinky back on May 20 when he was hit by a pitch. That he played catch Monday was surprising because he had a swollen hand and couldn't straighten his pinky just a few days ago. He's hoping to return in 4-5 weeks.
6/27/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong has been cleared to remove the protective splint from his right hand, according to
Insight: Vogelsong broke his right pinky back on May 20 when he was hit by a pitch. The right-hander's next step will be starting a throwing program, but he's still about a month away from returning.
6/19/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his right hand Tuesday, according to
Insight: Vogelsong broke his right pinky back on May 20 when he was hit by a pitch. The right-hander was only expected to have two or three pins removed Tuesday, but all five were taken out. That could accelerate the pace of his recovery.
5/21/2013 9:24:00 AM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong left Monday's game against Washington and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after breaking a bone in his right hand.
Insight: Vogelsong (2-4, 7.19 ERA) had thrown five scoreless innings, his best outing of the season, when he was hit by a pitch. He's expected to miss six weeks
Cold5/16/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is giving Ryan Vogelsong one last chance to prove he belongs in the starting rotation. SOURCE: Alex Pavlovic, Mercury News
Insight: Vogelsong (1-4, 8.06 ERA) has thrown just one quality start in eight tries this season. He'll make his scheduled start Monday against Washington but we're not sure what will happen after that.
Cold5/15/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong allowed six hits and eight runs (three earned) in two innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. The Giants made a couple of errors behind him, and he compounded them by serving up two homers.
Insight: After eight starts, the right-hander is 1-4 with an 8.06 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. He has allowed six or more runs in each of his last four starts. According to Andrew Baggarly of, manager Bruce Bochy said after the game that there is no guarantee Vogelsong will take his next turn in the rotation.
Cold4/28/2013 9:21:00 PM
Description: After five starts, Giants hurler Ryan Vogelsong's ERA sits at 6.23. The right-hander allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits (three homers), walked three and struck out six in five innings Sunday versus San Diego.
Insight: Vogelsong has been very good over the past two seasons, but while his K/9 and BB/9 in 2013 are nearly identical to last year, he has given up a startling seven homers in 30 1/3 innings and stranded just 65.5 percent of runners.
4/6/2013 7:38:00 PM
Description: Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong allowed five runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings Saturday against the Cardinals. He walked two and struck out six.
Insight: Vogelsong took a 2-1 lead into the top of the fifth but allowed three in that inning and one in the sixth. Vogelsong is two years into his resurrection as a useful starter after spending four full seasons out of the big leagues -- 3.05 ERA over 369 1/3 innings in the last two seasons -- so we really don't have the same concerns we had last year at this time.
Hot10/22/2012 9:24:00 AM
Description: Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong delivered a clutch performance Sunday night in Game 6. Over seven innings of work, the righthander allowed just one run on four hits.
Insight: Vogelsong finished with one walk and nine strikeouts. He's been huge for the Giants this postseason, compiling a 1.42 ERA in three starts with two of those outings coming in elimination games. Ace Matt Cain will get the start for San Francisco on Monday.
10/15/2012 11:20:00 PM
Description: San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong notched his first career postseason victory Monday in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cardinals.
Insight: Vogelsong fired seven innings, allowed just one run on four hits and struck out four to help the Giants tie the series 1-1. The right-hander has given up just three earned runs in his last 29 innings pitched going back to the regular season.
10/15/2012 11:05:00 AM
Description: San Francisco's Game 2 starter, righthander Ryan Vogelsong, faced the Cardinals just once this season, but shut them out over seven innings for the win.
Insight: There was speculation that Tim Lincecum could get the nod for Game 2, but he was used in relief in the NLCS opener. Vogelsong went five innings in Game 3 of the NLDS against Cincinnati yielding one run and three hits and pitched well to end the regular season. He should put up a solid performance on Monday night.

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