Giants agree to re-sign Ryan Vogelsong to one-year contract
The Giants and Ryan Vogelsong have agreed to a new one-year contract for 2014.
The Giants have agreed to re-sign free agent Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year contract, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says the right-hander is guaranteed roughly $5 million but can earn more than $6.5 million through incentives. The deal is pending a physical.
Vogelsong, 36, went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA (58 ERA+) and 1.56 WHIP in 103 2/3 innings this past season. He missed close to three months after having surgery to repair a broken finger on his pitching hand. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch.
From 2011-12, Vogelsong went 27-16 with a 3.05 ERA (115 ERA+) and a 1.24 WHIP in 369 1/3 innings for the Giants. He bounced around a bit earlier in his career and even spent time in both Japan and Korea before resurfacing with San Francisco three seasons ago.
The finger injury does not explain Vogelsong's poor 2014. He had a 7.19 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings before getting hurt, including 11 home runs allowed. After returning, he pitched to a 4.55 ERA and 1.43 ERA with four homers allowed in 57 1/3 innings. PitchFX data shows Vogelsong's velocity dropped noticeably in 2013.
San Francisco has now signed three starting pitchers this offseason but will only have one new face in their rotation next year. They re-signed both Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum while importing Tim Hudson. Hudson essentially replaces Barry Zito, who had his option declined.
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