Giants Decline 2014 Contract Option for Vogelsong

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants have declined to exercise their $6.5 million option for right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, but are expected to continue negotiating with him about a contract for 2014.

Vogelsong went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA in 19 starts and 103 2-3 innings during an injury-shortened season. He broke two bones in the right pinkie area of his pitching hand and also dislocated a knuckle on a swing May 20 and underwent surgery the next day. He had five pins inserted in his hand during the procedure at Stanford, performed by orthopedist Dr. Tim McAdams.

Vogelsong won 13 and 14 games, respectively, the previous two seasons. He is due a $300,000 buyout.

The Giants already declined options Saturday for lefty Barry Zito ($18 million) and outfielder Andres Torres ($3 million).

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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