Ryan Vogelsong was reportedly near an agreement with the Houston Astros before ultimately returning to the Giants on a one-year, $4 million contract.
According to the Houston Chronicle during a conference call on Friday, Vogelsong was asked about his free agency experience.
"I made a visit to Houston and met with A.J. Hinch the manager and the staff, the training staff, and I took a physical — just as the process went along here, really wasn’t comfortable with what was going on," said Vogelsong. "Ultimately, made a decision to come back with the Giants and I’m really just really happy to be back and glad things worked out the way they have.”
Vogelsong later was a guest on KNBR and again made a reference to his offseason experience.
"I feel like I’ve been pushed back here by divine intervention or whatever you want to call it. But everything that’s happened to me this offseason — and one of these days I’ll tell you guys all about it, when we’re all sitting around having a couple beers 10 years from now when I’m done playing — and you’ll go, ‘There’s no way that happened,’ and I’ll say “Yup,” and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.”
The 37-year-old went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA and 151 strikeouts to 58 walks last year, making 32 starts for the Giants.