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Ryan Vogelsong suffers back strain, down 7-10 days

Feb 19, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong suffered a back strain earlier this month while lifting weights in Pennsylvania. The 34-year-old starter is still in recovery mode, and won’t engage in normal spring training activities for another 7-10 days.

If Vogelsong can avoid setbacks he should have little trouble getting sufficiently tuned up for the start of the 2012 regular season. But it’s obviously not an ideal way for a guy to open spring camp.

Vogelsong revitalized his career in a big way last year, posting a surprising 2.71 ERA and 139/61 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings. He was rewarded with a two-year, $8 million contract in January.

  1. casey5jones - Feb 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Glad to see at least someone at HBT is working today. Thanks for the updates, Drew. Take notes, Calcaterra.

  2. crpls - Feb 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Craig is “off” on weekends. He does silly things like spending time with family and such.

    So, hey, quit being an entitled assclown.

  3. casey5jones - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Apologies, just an innocent joke at Craig’s expense. His posts always have a sense of humor to them and I highly enjoy them – in that same spirit I thought it would be funny… Sorry, Craig (honestly)

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