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There’s been talk that the San Francisco Giants should
remove struggling right-hander Ryan Vogelsong from the starting rotation. A
decision is no longer necessary, as the veteran starter fractured his hand last
night during the team’s contest against the Washington Nationals, according to
Daniel Brown of The Mercury News.
Vogelsong suffered the injury as a batter. He swung at an
inside pitch that hit him on his throwing hand, and X-rays later revealed two
fractures along his pinkie finger. He also sustained a dislocated knuckle in
the same area.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that Vogelsong is
expected to be sidelined for at least four to six weeks. He’s scheduled to
undergo surgery – during which pins are expected to be inserted into his hand –
The timing couldn’t have been much worse for Vogelsong.
After his rough start to the season, he had logged five scoreless innings
against the Nationals last night, looking more like the pitcher of 2012 than
the one that’s started the new campaign.
"It stinks," he said. "Especially because
it's been so rough. To get out there and feel like myself again, and to have
this happen, it's tough."
The Giants are still considering which pitcher will take
Vogelsong’s place in the rotation. At this point, it sounds like veteran long
reliever Chad Gaudin and Triple-A southpaw Mike Kickham are in the running. The
team has an off-day on Thursday, meaning they don’t need a fifth starter until
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In what had been his best start of the 2013 season, Ryan Vogelsong was injured during an at-bat in Monday’s game against the Nationals. On a poorly timed swing, a pitch from Craig Stammen appeared to deflect off of Vogey’s right hand. Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner came out to take a look at the hand before immediately escorting the right-hander into the dugout.
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San Francisco Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong fractured his right hand on Monday. Vogelsong tossed five scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals before he was hit in the hand with a pitch while swinging a bat.
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During last night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals, pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, broke his hand while at the plate and will now be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after having surgery on Tuesday according to ESPN.
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There was speculation that the Giants might soon be removing the mightily struggling Ryan Vogelsong from the rotation. They’ll have to do that anyway now, and it’ll be after what was easily his best outing of the season.
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Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after breaking his pitching hand and the San Francisco Giants are bracing to be without him for two months.
Vogelsong was in surgery Tuesday morning at Stanford. X-rays on Monday night revealed the injury, which came on a fifth-inning swing during an 8-0 victory against the Washington Nationals.
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