Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 3 Days

Ryan Vogelsong was lit up for five runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Rockies in Coors Field on Monday.

Vogelsong has given the Giants one decent start in four tries. He has a 7.71 ERA right now, he was brutal this spring and he's coming off a year in which he had a 5.73 ERA. It's apparent to us that the team would be better off starting Yusmeiro Petit in his spot. We don't expect the switch to come right away, but one more ugly start might do it.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 8 Days

Ryan Vogelsong got back on track against the Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up one run over six innings in a no-decision.

The 36-year-old right-hander struck out a pair and walked two more. Not much could have been reasonably expected of Vogelsong after he posted an ugly 5.73 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 67/38 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings last summer, and he pitched even worse over his first two starts this season (8.00 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, and a .350 opponent's batting average). Because of those reasons, he's probably going to rest easy tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't be quick to buy, here: Vogelsong has a tough matchup in Colorado on Monday.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 13 Days

Ryan Vogelsong wasn't impressive on Thursday, giving up four runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

He gave up a walk and struck out five. Vogelsong exits his first two starts of 2014 with ugly numbers all over: 8.00 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, and a .350 opponent's batting average. He should be considered radioactive to mixed league lineups next week against the Dodgers, against whom he surrendered four runs on seven hits over four innings last Friday.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 27 Days

Ryan Vogelsong was scratched from his scheduled Saturday start for fear the game will be rained out.

The scratch had nothing to do with Vogelsong's health, so that's good. The team just wants him to be able to get his work in, so the right-hander will throw in a minor league game in Arizona instead. Vogelsong is penciled into the rotation but a poor spring leaves him on very thin ice to start the year.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 1 Month

Ryan Vogelsong allowed four runs in four innings in his start against the Angels on Monday.

Vogelsong allowed eight hits and walked two while striking out two. He now has a 9.00 ERA on the spring, a result of poor results in three out of his last four outings. The combination of his poor 2013 showing, his unfavorable results this spring, and reports of diminished velocity should be more than enough to scare fantasy owners away.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 1 Month

Ryan Vogelsong was rocked for nine runs -- eight earned -- on 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings versus the Indians Tuesday.

Vogelsong allowed a solo homer to Yan Gomes in the second and then a three-run shot to Jeff Francoeur as part of a seven-run third inning. The right-hander's velocity has been down this spring, but he pitched well his previous time out. Those in mixed leagues should avoid the right-hander.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 1 Month

Ryan Vogelsong held the Rangers to one run on three hits and a walk over four innings Thursday.

The right-hander walked one and struck out a pair. Vogelsong allowed an opposite-field shot to Shin-Soo Choo in the third inning but otherwise pitched quite well. He lowered his Cactus League ERA from 7.36 to 5.56 with the strong showing.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 2 Months

Ryan Vogelsong struggled in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits in only 2 1/3 innings.

Vogelsong struck out a pair and walked one in the game. The Mariners jumped all over him with four runs in the first inning, highlighted by homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders. He's still the favorite to secure the final spot in the Giants rotation, but more outings like this could change that.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 2 Months

Ryan Vogelsong allowed a run on three hits against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Vogelsong allowed the one run on a two-out double in the sixth inning. He is competing for a spot at the back of the Giants' starting rotation. His chief competition is Yusmeiro Petit, but Petit has struggled thus far to start the spring.

Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 5 Months

Giants re-signed RHP Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year contract.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Shulman is hearing that the guarantee is about $5 million, which is a bit higher than expected. This probably rules the Giants out on Bronson Arroyo and Phil Hughes. Vogelsong will round out a rotation that also includes Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson, leaving late-season surprise Yusmeiro Petit out in the cold.