60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 days ago

Vogelsong (neck) hurled seven innings of two-run ball Wednesday for Triple-A Indianapolis and could become a candidate for Pittsburgh's rotation in the coming week.

EDGE Analysis

Depending upon what roster moves transpire at the trade deadline, Vogelsong will either return to the rotation or bullpen. The 39-year-old righty would be looked upon as an innings eater if he came back as a starter. He made just two starts in 12 appearances before suffering a serious eye injury while batting in May.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
4 days ago

Vogelsong (neck) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Vogelsong to pitch seven innings or throw 90-95 pitches, whichever comes first. By the looks of it, the Pirates plan to slot Vogelsong into the rotation when he is activated from the disabled list. Vogelsong has pitched in 12 games for the Pirates this season, starting just two of them.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 week ago

Vogelsong (neck) will play catch today after being pulled from Wednesday's rehab outing due to neck soreness, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong left Wednesday's Triple-A rehab outing after four innings because of neck soreness, completely unrelated to the eye injury that's kept him out of action since May. He was expected to come off the DL Saturday but because of his neck issue, he'll be sidelined a few more days as he works out the kinks. If all goes well when he plays catch, he'll likely not require another rehab outing and could be activated early next week.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 weeks ago

Vogelsong (eye) will throw a side session Sunday and make another rehab start next week, possibly Wednesday for Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The righty threw six innings of shutout ball for Double-A Altoona on Friday. Vogelsong was making just his second start in 12 appearances May 23 when he was struck in the eye by a pitched ball while batting. He'll likely serve as an innings-eating reliever upon his return.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 weeks ago

Vogelsong (eye) will make a second rehab start for Doulbe-A Altoona on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong allowed three earned runs on six hits over five innings in his first rehab start Sunday and is now set to take the mound again. It will be interesting to see how the Pirates choose to use the 38-year-old when he returns to the majors as he's been largely used as a reliever in the majors this season. The righty will reassume a 3.74 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 12 appearances when he makes his return to the big leagues.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
3 weeks ago

Vogelsong (eye) will throw a bullpen Thursday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong threw simulated games Tuesday and Friday, and will toss a bullpen in anticipation of returning to the club shortly after the All-Star Break. The right-hander has been out since May 23 and had surgery to repair multiple facial fractures in early June. In addition to Vogelsong pitching a bullpen, fellow Pirates hurler Gerrit Cole (triceps) will also throw a bullpen Thursday.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
4 weeks ago

Vogelsong (eye) is expected to throw a simulated game Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong has been out since suffering multiple fractures after taking a line drive to the head May 23. As he was placed on the 60-day DL, he won't be eligible to return until July 23, but unless he is able to start a rehab stint within the next week or so, a return later in July or in early August is more likely.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 month ago

Vogelsong (eye) threw a successful simulated game on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong has been throwing bullpen sessions this past week and took another step forward Friday by completing a simulated game. The 38-year-old was hit in the face by a pitch on May 23 resulting in several fractures but has been working his way back to full health steadily since then. He figures to begin a rehab assignment in the coming weeks with a potential return to the majors following the All-Star Break.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 month ago

Vogelsong (eye) is expected to throw a simulated game Friday in Oakland, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong was able to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, and it appears the next step in his progression will be a simulated game Friday. The veteran right-hander had posted a 3.74 ERA before being placed on the 60-day DL on May 23. He is still not expected to be ready to return until late July.

60DRyan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 month ago

Vogelsong (eye) threw off of the slope on the front of the mound Wednesday, Adam Berry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates' head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk has described Vogelsong's recovery as "remarkable" so far. The 38-year-old appears to be improving, but he will still likely be out until late July.