UPDATE (10:25am on Friday) -- Vogelsong's minor league deal reportedly includes a $1 million base if he is added to the team's active roster and could earn him as much as $3.5 million if he makes 30 starts, according to the Pioneer Press' Mike Berardino.
Ryan Vogelsong's minor lg deal includes a $1 million base if added to roster. Incentives max out at $3.5 million with 30 starts. #mntwins— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) January 27, 2017
After spending his entire 12-year MLB career in the National League, Ryan Vogelsong is headed to the AL.
The former Giants pitcher has reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune.
Vogelsong will receive an invite to major league spring training, according to the report.
The 39-year-old Vogelsong spent the 2016 season with the Pirates. In 24 appearances, he posted a 4.81 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 82.1 innings.
Drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 1998 MLB Draft, returned to San Francisco in 2011 after spending three years playing Japan. In his first year back in the big leagues, Vogelsong was selected to the All-Star team. He was part of the Giants' teams that won the World Series in 2012 and 2014.
In 289 career appearances, Vogelsong has a 4.48 ERA over 1,190 innings.
Giants fans may get a chance to see Vogelsong in June as the Twins visit AT&T Park for a three-game set from the 9th through the 11th.