With Ryan Vogelsong sidelined for the foreseeable future, the San Francisco Giants are facing more change and challenges for their struggling starting rotation.
The Giants placed Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after he broke his hand on a swing, and prepared to be without their right-hander for up to two months after he underwent surgery Tuesday.
Athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said the operation went well.
Vogelsong had five pins inserted in his hand during the procedure at Stanford. The expected recovery time is 6-8 weeks until Vogelsong is pitching again, but he likely would need a rehab assignment before re-joining the Giants.
''I'll be back, no question about that,'' said Vogelsong, who waited to greet his teammates after Monday's win, his right hand wrapped. ''It stinks. It stinks because it had been so rough, to go out there and feel like my old self again.''
X-rays revealed he broke two bones in his right pinkie area and also a dislocated knuckle ...