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Vogelsong (eye) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Vogelsong left Monday's game after being hit in the head with a pitch. The 38-year-old is dealing with an injury that extends beyond his eye, he also suffered facial fractures to his orbital bone. Pittsburgh recalled right-hander A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Vogelsong's place on the roster.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 2 days ago

Vogelsong (eye) was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Vogelsong faced a scary moment when he was hit in the head by a pitch, which caused an eye injury. He will be further evaluated and more updates will be released tomorrow, per the Pirates.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 2 days ago

Vogelsong has a left eye injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Vogelsong left Monday's game after being hit in the head by a pitch and it is now considered an eye injury. He is still being evaluated and more information should be released soon.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 2 days ago

Vogelsong left Monday's game against the Rockies in the second inning after being hit in the head by a pitch, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Vogelsong laid on the ground for some time and ultimately had to be carted off the field following the hit by pitch. It's unclear exactly how severe the injury is, but it's a scary moment for the Pirates right-hander regardless. The 38-year-old's status should become clearer once he is able to be examined more thoroughly by a doctor. Wilfredo Boscan took over on the mound after Vogelsong's exit.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 3 days ago

Vogelsong will get the start Monday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Vogelsong has an ERA of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.53 through 19.2 innings pitched. Most recently, he gave up three runs in a long-relief situation in 1.2 innings. Vogelsong doesn't get many starts due to Juan Nicasio's recent rise, but he will get the start in this postponed game to give the rotation a rest.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 1 week ago

Vogelsong gave up three runs on five hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in Tuesday's 12-9 win over the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The typically punchless Braves offense showed some rare punch Tuesday, as starter Juan Nicasio gave up five runs (three earned) while lasting just five innings, resulting in Vogelsong getting called upon for long relief. Vogelsong largely faltered during his time on the mound and saw his ERA jump to 4.12 on the season, which won't help his case for bumping Nicasio from the rotation.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 1 month ago

Vogelsong didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Tigers despite allowing just one run on four hits in five innings. He also struck out five and walked none.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 38-year-old received the spot start after the Pirates scratched Francisco Liriano due to hamstring discomfort. Vogelsong was projected to be a starter before the season, but after Juan Nicasio lit the world on fire in spring training, he was designated to a bullpen role. Vogelsong left with a one-run lead, but the Pittsburgh bullpen coughed it up the following inning.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 1 month ago

Vogelsong will be the starting pitcher Wednesday against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Francisco Liriano is dealing with some hamstring tightness, so Vogelsong will take his spot in the rotation this time around. Vogelsong hasn't appeared since Friday against the Reds, where he gave up a run over two innings, but he'll face a Tigers lineup that put up eight runs on the Pittsburgh pitching staff Tuesday.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 2 months ago

Vogelsong will start the season in the bullpen according to manager Clint Hurdle, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Juan Nicasio's fantastic spring where he didn't allow an earned run while striking out 24 batters in 15 innings, Vogelsong's stuck working out of the bullpen to open the season. The 38-year-old gave up nine earned runs in 13.1 innings this spring and should be a solid, experienced long relief option for the Pirates.

15DRyan Vogelsong P PIT 2 months ago

Vogelsong gave up one run -- a Pablo Sandoval solo homer -- in four innings Monday, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He took a shot off his pitching hand on a Hanley Ramirez comebacker but remainded in the game. Vogelsong is expected to start the season as Pittsburgh's fifth starter. The 38-year-old compiled a 4.67 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 108:58 K:BB ratio in 135 IP for San Francisco in 2015. The Pirates are hopeful he serves as a first-half bridge to some of their prospects such as Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon.