According to the wife of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, not even a fastball to the face can keep her husband away from the ballpark for very long.

On Thursday, Nicole Vogelsong tweeted a picture of her husband prior to the start of Pittsburgh's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.



Vogelsong's return to PNC park comes three days after the right-hander took a 92 mph pitch to the face in an at-bat against Jordan Lyles of the Colorado Rockies.

The Pirates placed Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list adding that doctors won't be able to determine the extent of the damage around Vogelsong's left eye until the swelling subsides. The former San Francisco Giants pitcher is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 games -- two starts -- for the Pirates this year


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Vogelsong was batting with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second Monday when a Lyles pitch caught Vogelsong flush. He remained on the ground for several minutes, though Tomczyk said Vogelsong didn't lose consciousness and didn't have symptoms of a concussion.