Vogelsong Tweaks Back

Injury forces pitcher to rest early in spring training.

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    Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong strained something in his back while lifting weights.

    Ryan Vogelsong’s spring training got off to a rough start -- even before it even really started. Vogelsong tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that he’s not allowed to throw for the first week-to-10 days in Spring Training.  

    The pitcher strained his back about a week ago lifting weights. Vogelsong says he’s not in pain, and he’s just being safe as a precaution.

    Giants pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz., over the weekend. 
    Vogelsong made a storybook return to the big leagues last season.
    He won his first game in six years after struggling with the Pittsburgh Pirates for several seasons, and playing a few years in Japan. Injuries to the Giants starting rotation moved Vogelsong into the mix early last season.  
    He finished with a 13-7 record and a 2.71 ERA.