Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong stays with Giants

Veteran starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong stays with Giants

Free-agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong finalized a $4-million, one-year contract Friday to stay with the San Francisco Giants, a deal includes an additional $3 million in performance bonuses.

"When a decision came down, everything kept leading me back to San Francisco. It's where I'm supposed to be," said Vogelsong, who went 8-13 with a 4.00 earned-run average in 32 starts last season. "I've always considered myself a Giant. There's not really any place I'd rather play."

Vogelsong, 37, passed a physical and reached the deal three days after General Manager Brian Sabean said the pitcher was close to joining another team. Vogelsong met with new Houston Manager A.J. Hinch, but wouldn't be specific about what made him uneasy.

"Some things happened I just wasn't comfortable with. Negotiations kind of broke down after that," Vogelsong said.


Ichiro Suzuki and the Miami Marlins agreed to a $2-million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press. The 41-year-old outfielder batted .284 last year for the New York Yankees. He topped the 200-hit mark in his first 10 major league seasons and has 2,844 hits in his 14 seasons with the Yankees and Seattle Mariners. ...

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed to a $4-million, one-year contract with a vesting option, a deal subject to a successful physical before it can be finalized. ... The Chicago Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5-million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. ...

First baseman-designated hitter Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $2.95-million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, who avoided going to salary arbitration for the 15th year in a row.

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