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Giants' Ryan Vogelsong signs $5 million, 1-year contract

  • 6/25/2013: C3:

    PC: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during game 6 of the NLCS in San Francisco on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Vogelsong threw seven innings for the Giants. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

SAN FRANCISCO — Once Ryan Vogelsong got over the hurt and frustration that followed when the Giants declined his option last month, the pitcher realized he still wanted to stay put in San Francisco.

"Being mad never gets anything accomplished," he said Wednesday.

Vogelsong is right back where he wanted to be all along, with the ability to still do nearly as well financially, too. He finalized his $5 million, one-year contract with the Giants on Wednesday after passing his physical — a month after the club didn't pick up his $6.5 million contract option for 2014. San Francisco owed him a $300,000 buyout.

Now, his new deal includes performance bonuses for starts and innings pitched.

"This whole deal really isn't about ego and money for me," Vogelsong said. "This game never has been about that. It's about being the best pitcher I can be and winning baseball games."


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