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Ryan Vogelsong re-signs with Giants after flirting with Astros

Ryan Vogelsong

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Earlier this week Ryan Vogelsong was reportedly close to signing with the Astros and was even in Houston to undergo a physical exam, but he left Texas without a deal in place and now the 37-year-old right-hander is returning to the Giants on a one-year contract.

Vogelsong has been with the Giants since 2011, turning his career around in San Francisco, and made it very clear as soon as the offseason began that he wanted to re-sign.

He was a top-of-the-rotation-caliber starter in 2011 and 2012, but struggled mightily in 2013 and in bouncing back somewhat last season he was merely a decent back-of-the-rotation starter with a 4.00 ERA and 151/58 K/BB ratio in 185 innings. At age 37 that’s likely all the Giants are counting on him for again.

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