Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 11/3/13
With two vacancies in their starting rotation, the San Francisco Giants are attempting to re-sign right-handed starter Ryan Vogelsong at low-salary, incentive-laden contract after declining his $6.5 million option for 2014. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea, talks have ignited between the two parties with an eye toward a resolution. The decision to decline Vogelsong’s option, comes on the heels of a disastrous 2013 season where he posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.8 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, and 1.56 WHIP in 19 starts. Missing nearly three months after breaking a finger on his pitching hand, during an ill-fated swing attempt on May 20th. Averaging a loss of a full mph on his four-seam fastball, the 36-year old struggled especially with runners in scoring position allowing opposing hitters to post a .350/.432/.545 mark last season. With his struggles so pronounced, San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean has pointed towards Vogelsong’s heavy 2012 workload highlighted by his brilliance in the pos...
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