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Giants working on new deal for Ryan Vogelsong

Nov 3, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

Ryan Vogelsong AP

The Giants won’t be picking up Ryan Vogelsong‘s $6.5 million club option for 2014, but they are talking about a deal with a lower price tag, sources told’s Andrew Baggarly.

Vogelsong, a big success in winning 27 games with a 3.04 ERA for the Giants between 2011 and ’12, slipped to 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA in 19 starts last season. He did improve somewhat after returning from a fractured hand, posting a 4.55 ERA in his final 10 starts. However, that came with just 27 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings.

If the Giants bring back Vogelsong, it could be for a guarantee in the $3 million range, with incentives that would push him back up to $6 million or so. He’ll get a $300,000 buyout when his option is declined, assuming that isn’t folded into a new contract that gets announced first.

  1. arrooo - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Kutztown Pride

  2. dirtydrew - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    He has had a resurgence with the Giants, but has had the pattern of a typically roider. Hope it works out.

    • kylewo - Nov 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      I don’t think it’s a good idea to baselessly throw that around. And, this proves nothing, but when he played in Japan he was subjected to Olympic testing standards. So, I sort of doubt it.

  3. jonirocit - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Really? Roider? Idiot!

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