Giants activate Vogelsong to start Friday

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Updated: August 9, 2013

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Ryan Vogelsong is set to make his first
major league start in close to two months, with the San Francisco Giants
reinstating the veteran pitcher from the 60-day disabled list to take the
mound for Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Vogelsong fractured two bones and sustained a dislocated joint in the pinkie
finger of his right hand while at the plate in a May 20 contest against the
Washington Nationals. The 35-year-old pronounced himself ready to return,
however, by allowing just one run in 11 innings over a pair of recent rehab
assignments with Double-A Richmond.

The right-hander had been struggling badly prior to the injury, posting a 2-4
record along with a 7.19 earned run average over his first nine starts of
2013. Vogelsong allowed five or more or runs in six of those outings.

To make room for Vogelsong on the 25-man roster, the Giants optioned reliever
Jean Machi to Triple-A Fresno.

Machi has appeared in 33 games out of the bullpen for San Francisco this
season, going 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA.