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MLB Injury News:
San Francisco Giants right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his throwing hand on Tuesday,
something that is expected to accelerate his recovery and eventual return to
the team, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com.
With the pins removed, Vogelsong told reporters that he’ll
now be able to perform more mobility and flexibility exercises than he would
have otherwise been able to do. The pins served their purpose of properly aligning the bones during the initial stages of the recovery process.
The pins were required after Vogelsong fractured his right pinkie when he was hit on the hand by a pitch by Washington Nationals reliever
Craig Stammen on May 20. As a result of the injury, the Giants are expected to
be without Vogelsong for a total of eight to 10 weeks.
After solid performances over each of the last two seasons
with the Giants, Vogelsong got off to a rough start this year prior to
sustaining his injury. Over his first nine starts, the 35-year-old posted an ugly
ERA of 7.19 to go with a 1.727 WHIP.
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