SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reached agreement on a $4 million, one-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants.
Vogelsong passed a physical and reached the deal Friday, three days after general manager Brian Sabean said Vogelsong was close to joining another team – thought to be the Houston Astros.
Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts last season. The 37-year-old adds depth to a rotation that features ace Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, who is working back from elbow surgery that ended his season in July. Vogelsong would likely start until Cain returns, and manager Bruce Bochy has said two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Lincecum will begin the year in the rotation. Bochy prefers right-hander Yusmeiro Petit as a swing man out of the bullpen who can go long in relief.