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Vogelsong will be stretched out as a precaution in case Tim Lincecum (back) isn't ready to begin the season, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Vogelsong's spot in the rotation is tentative, and Yusmeiro Petit will also be stretched out. The news doesn't add much fantasy value, but if Lincecum's injury ends up costing him extended time, it could.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Vogelsong will enter spring training as a reliever, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.It was previously suggested that Vogelsong would get a chance to compete with Tim Lincecum for the final rotation spot after re-signing with the team late last month, but Bochy revealed Wednesday that Vogelsong will work out of the bullpen alongside Yusmeiro Petit in camp. Bochy did say it is a "workable situation," suggesting Lincecum will have to perform to keep the job, but it appears Vogelsong is currently penciled in for the swingman role.

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Vogelsong agreed to a one-year contract with the Giants on Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Vogelsong's signing crowds the Giants' starting rotation, but it also provides the team with some insurance with both Matt Cain (elbow) and Tim Hudson (ankle) coming off injuries, and Tim Lincecum coming off another sub-par season. Assuming everyone is healthy by Opening Day, Vogelsong and Lincecum -- and possibly even Yusmeiro Petit -- figure to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation.

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Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Royals next Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Cardinals knocked Vogelsong around to the tune of four earned runs over three innings in Game 4 of the NLCS, but Yusmeiro Petit kept the Giants in it with three shutout innings and ultimately earned the win. Manager Bruce Bochy will stick with the same rotation in the World Series, with the mindset that Petit is more valuable as a long man out of the bullpen.

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Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Wednesday, Bay Area News Group reports.

Vogelsong had a strong showing in his NLDS start against the Nationals, allowing just two hits and one earned run with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings. He last faced the Cardinals in July, when he took the loss despite allowing only two earned runs over 7.0 innings.

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Vogelsong would start for the Giants in a potential Game 4 against the Nationals, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

The Giants will look to sweep Washington in the NLDS Monday with Madison Bumgarner on the hill, but Vogelsong would pitch Tuesday if necessary.

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Vogelsong (8-13) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over 5.1 innings pitched against the Padres on Friday night while taking the loss.

You never want to back into the playoffs as the Giants have this season, so winning games is key right now; however, Vogelsong did not have his best stuff on Friday as he gave up a chunk of runs in the sixth to Padres hitters. Vogelsong ends the regular season with a 4.00 ERA and may not see a start in the playoffs.

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Vogelsong allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings in the Giants' 8-2 loss to the Padres on Sunday.

Vogelsong has been extremely up-and-down in September, allowing as much as eight runs and as few as none. The one walk was promising, as he allowed 11 in the previous three games. He'll be back on the mound Friday against the same team.

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Vogelsong allowed four runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

All of the damage was done by a Mark Trumbo grand slam in the third innings. It was the first grand slam allowed by Vogelsong in his career spanning 230 appearances. The right-hander will take the hill Sunday versus a weak San Diego lineup.

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Vogelsong threw a two-hitter over 6.2 innings in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday while walking five and striking out three.

Vogelsong recovered from a 30-pitch second inning where he stranded the bases loaded, to retire 14 of the final 15 batters he faced. The right-hander has earned a reputation as a batter and that was on display Wednesday night for the Giants who are in a pennant race with the rival Dodgers. Vogelsong will face the Diamondback on the road in his next turn.