Credit: Justeen Ferguson
Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong passed his physical yesterday, so his one-year, $5 million deal is now official. The San Francisco Giants rotation now seems to be set as GM Brian Sabean has said Vogelsong will not need to compete for a rotation spot. He’s got the fifth spot on locked down. I would say that this means the Giants are surely out on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. I guess that’s a good thing since the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles might refuse to make Tanaka available through the proposed posting system.
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle shares some insights that he gathered from a conference call with Sabean. You know that deep dark hole in left field? Well, it doesn’t seem like it will be filled anytime soon.
“We’re open-minded, but I’m not optimistic it’s going to be a big piece or anything earth-shattering,” said Sabean.
They’ve ruled out outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran since they’ve spent substantially on their own free agents this offseason.
Ryan Vogelsong (1 yr, $5 million/plus incentives)
Free Agent Signing
Sabean also closed the door on moving Brandon Belt to left field. That’s a good call, because Belt could be a future Gold Glove winner at first base. Let’s hope 2014 is the year he brings that hardware home!
“He’s not going to play another position other than first base,” said Sabean.
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