Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
2 months ago

Vogelsong will officially announce his retirement Sunday during a ceremony in San Francisco in advance of the Giants' game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong hasn't pitched anywhere this season after being cut by the Twins in spring training following his failed bid to win an Opening Day roster spot. The 39-year-old didn't draw much interest elsewhere, so he'll hang up his spikes and retire as a member of the Giants, with whom he won two World Series and earned his only All-Star nod in 2011. Vogelsong retires with a career 61-75 record, 4.48 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 289 big-league appearances (179 starts).

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
8 months ago

Vogelsong asked for and was granted his release from the Twins on Tuesday, Rhett Bolinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong was fighting for the fifth starter role with the Twins this spring, but he was always a long shot compared to younger options, and he didn't do much to help his cause, posting a 7.27 ERA across 8.2 innings (five games). The 39-year-old will now look to get a shot with another team before camp ends.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
8 months ago

Vogelsong gave up two runs over three innings in Saturday's spring training loss to Boston. He has a 7.27 ERA with a 5:5 K:BB in 8.2 innings this spring. He reached just 89 mph with his fastball during Saturday's outing, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong is in the mix for the fifth starter competition that's become more wide open with Trevor May headed for Tommy John surgery. He hasn't shown much this spring, although he says his velocity will increase later in spring as he builds his strength. It seems unlikely he'll win a spot on the 25-man roster, but it's possible the Twins could decide to begin the season with Vogelsong as the fifth starter and serve in a swingman role with off days until younger players are ready in the minors.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
8 months ago

Manager Paul Molitor is insistent that Vogelsong is only a candidate for a rotation spot and will not compete for a bullpen role, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was signed as a non-roster invitee over the winter, and although he's pitched very few innings this spring, the Twins quelled any thoughts of him moving to relief by simply stating that he's progressing at a veteran's pace this spring. Minnesota's rotation is anything but set in stone as of now, but there are a lot of arms clamoring for the last couple spots, so Vogelsong seems to be facing an uphill climb to garnering a major league roster spot.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
10 months ago

Vogelsong signed a minor league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing two and a half months last season after he was hit in the face by a batted ball, Vogelsong had a 4.81 ERA and 5.06 FIP. At age 39, he appears to be a poor fit for the rebuilding Twins. He'll compete for a rotation spot, but it may end up being an audition to find work with another team.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
1 year ago

Vogelsong settled for a no-decision after allowing one run on five hits and three walks in five innings against the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong was in line for the win when he left the game, but Pittsburgh's bullpen promptly allowed three runs in the sixth, denying him a chance at his fourth victory. The outing was a rare highlight in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the 39-year-old, who posted a 4.81 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 82.1 innings. It's been a few seasons since he was fantasy-relevant, and given his age it's possible he retires during the offseason.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
1 year ago

Vogelsong (3-7) lasted five innings, allowing four runs, four hits and five walks while striking out five Cubs in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Saying he struggled with his command would be an understatement, as Vogelsong managed to throw just half of his 101 pitches for strikes. His five walks were a season high, and the most free passes Vogelsong has issued since June of last year. If the Pirates were still in contention, it's unlikely the 39-year-old veteran would have even been allowed to stick it out for five full innings. Vogelsong is slated to start the season finale in St. Louis on Sunday.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
1 year ago

Vogelsong (3-6) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks Thursday while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong was able to bring the situation under control after giving up a walk, a stolen base and a home run to Milwaukee's top two batters in the first inning. Unfortunately, he didn't get any recompense from his offense and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth after throwing just 70 pitches. His ERA on the season now stands at 4.85, which is above his career 4.48 mark. But on the bright side, this was Vogelsong's first outing since August 26th in which he didn't get shelled for four or more runs.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
1 year ago

Vogelsong allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old righty still home gas left in the tank, but just how much is the real question. He is now 3-5 on the year with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 68.1 innings. Most concerning for fantasy owners is that he's allowed five or more runs in each of his last four starts.

Ryan Vogelsong
P FA
1 year ago

Vogelsong (3-5) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He also failed to strike out a batter and managed to throw just six first-pitch strikes to 22 batters faced. Vogelsong has now allowed 16 runs in 13 innings over his last three starts, so while the schedule has him down for a rematch with the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday, the Pirates may well decide to go in another direction for that start as they try to keep their fading wild card hopes alive.