The storybook career of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong received some positive news yesterday as Vogelsong, who was originally only intended to have two or three pins removed from his broken hand had all five taken out.
Vogelsong of course has been out since May 20th when he was hit by a pitch as he attempted to bat.
Per the San Francisco Giants:
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his right hand Tuesday, which could accelerate the pace of his recovery from his fractured right pinkie.
The removal of all pins will allow Vogelsong to perform other exercises and forms of rehabilitation that he wasn’t yet expected to do, which could potentially move up his return date which was originally scheduled at an 8 to 10 week timeframe.
The injury occurred as Vogelsong swung at a pitch running inwards from Washington Nationals reliever Craig Stammen. The Giants pitcher, in obvious pain, all but refused to let trainers see his visibly shaking hand. Once they did finally check it out, they immediately placed a towel over the bleeding and broken hand and whisked away Vogelsong into the dugout where he underwent surgery the next morning.