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Twins sign Vogelsong, Tepesch to minor-league deals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-handers right-handers Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch have agreed to minor league contracts with the Minnesota Twins, adding two veterans to the competition for spots in a rotation that was among the major leagues' worst last season.Tepesch made 39 starts for Texas with a 4.56 ERA during the 2013-14 seasons before trouble with his elbow, shoulder and neck sidelined...
Via Associated Press
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong upset how Jordan Lyles handled hitting him in face with pitch

Earlier this season, Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the face by a pitch from Jordan Lyles. On Thursday, he explained why he’s still upset with the Rockies pitcher. On May 23, Vogelsong suffered multiple facial fractures as a result of a 92 mph offering from Lyles hitting him in cheek. While Vogelsong (who is a pitcher himself) forgives Lyles for the incident itself, he’s discussed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong Hospitalized After Being Hit In Face With Pitch

Ryan Vogelsong’s latest outing came to an abrupt and scary end Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander was hit in the face with a pitch during a second-inning at-bat. Batting with the bases loaded and one out, Vogelsong appeared to misjudge a high-and-tight fastball from Colorado Rockies starter Jordan Lyles. The pitch struck him directly in the left side of the face. ...
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong hit in face by pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong left Monday’s matinee versus the Colorado Rockies after being hit in the face by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Vogelsong was behind on a no-balls, two-strikes count when Colorado’s Jordan Lyles came up and in with a 92 mph fastball that sailed right at the batter’s head. The 38-year-old was face-down for several minutes...
Via The Comeback
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Vogelsong hit in face with pitch, carted off

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong left Monday’s game against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning after being hit in the face by a pitch. Vogelsong was batting with the bases loaded and one out in the second inning when Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles appeared to strike him in the face with a 92-mph fastball. Vogelsong fell immediately in the batter’s box, where...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Return of Ryan Vogelsong

Story time! Way back in the cold hinterlands of Pittsburgh Pirate history known as 2001, we Pirate fans had little we could do other than accept on faith that Dave Littlefield could not be any worse than the man he was replacing (Cam Bonifay) and that he was about to set the Pirates on a course that brought them back to contention. If you followed the early years of Neal Huntington’s...
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Veteran pitcher Vogelsong hoping to catch on with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Ryan Vogelsong is hoping his second stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates ends better than the first. The 38-year-old pitcher appeared in 103 games for the Pirates between 2001 and 2006, going just 10-19 with a 6.00 ERA. Vogelsong regained his form with the San Francisco Giants, helping the team to a World Series title in 2012. Vogelsong finished 2015 coming out...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Vogelsong gets $2M in Pirates deal, $3.1M in bonus chances

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Vogelsong is guaranteed $2 million in his one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and can earn $3.1 million more in performance bonuses. Vogelsong would receive $100,000 each for 10, 12 and 14 starts under Friday's agreement and can earn $2.8 million under a points system that calls for three points for each start, two for each relief appearance of two...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Is Japan’s Professional Baseball League Unfair?

“I was always pitching to a smaller strike zone,” Ryan Vogelsong said of his time in Nippon Professional Baseball. “That’s just the way it is, it’s the unwritten rule of baseball there, the foreigner’s strike zone is going to be smaller.” Vogelsong is not alone — other returnees from Japan report unfair treatment from umpires […]
Via Fangraphs
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Fransisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal. Vogelsong had been reportedly close to a deal with the Houston Astros in recent days, but ultimately decided to re-sign with the team he’s been with since 2011. Last season, Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 184.2 innings while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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