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Jason Vargas | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Jason Vargas will start on Monday versus the Marlins.
The Mets skipped Vargas' last turn, giving him some time to try to get straightened out. Hopefully a matchup against the Marlins will be a nice way to ease back into things. Zack Wheeler will be pushed back a day to accommodate Vargas. May 18 - 5:01 PM

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The Mets will skip Jason Vargas' next turn in the rotation.

Vargas has posted a hideous 13.86 ERA over three starts since returning from the disabled list, and manager Mickey Callaway said Friday that, in retrospect, it probably would've been wise to give the lefty another rehab start or two. He will throw a simulated game next Tuesday before rejoining the rotation later in the week.
May 11 - 4:15 PM

Jason Vargas fell to 0-3 after giving up four runs in four innings Tuesday against the Reds.

At least he lowered his ERA from 16.20 to 13.86 tonight. The Mets will give Vargas at least a couple of more starts to figure it out, but there's little enough fantasy upside here.
May 8 - 10:17 PM

Jason Vargas was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Braves on Thursday.

It's Vargas's right hand that was broken, but his left arm has become a problem, too; he's surrendered 15 runs and 20 hits in 8 1/3 innings since joining the Mets rotation. The team figures to stick with him, for better or worse. He'll get the Reds next.
May 3 - 4:11 PM

Jason Vargas was punished for nine earned runs, nine hits and three walks over just 3 2/3 innings in a loss in San Diego.

Vargas was making his season debut after missing the first month of the season due to a fractured right (non-throwing) hand. It was an inauspicious beginning to his campaign, especially against a terrible offensive club in a pitcher's ballpark. He'll get another chance next Friday against German Marquez and the Rockies in his 2018 home debut.
Apr 29 - 2:37 AM

Mets activated LHP Jason Vargas from the 10-day disabled list.

Vargas will make his season debut Saturday against the Padres after missing four weeks with a fractured right (non-throwing) hand. Jacob Rhame was sent out to make room for Vargas, and in a high-profile move, Matt Harvey was moved to the bullpen to clear the way for Vargas' return to the rotation.
Apr 28 - 5:03 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) is set to make his Mets debut on Saturday in San Diego.

As anticipated. Vargas suffered a fracture in his right (non-throwing) hand when he was struck by a comebacker during a Grapefruit League start back on March 16. He'll wind up missing just under a month of the regular-season schedule. The veteran left-hander doesn't miss many bats, but he might have some fantasy streaming appeal in the right matchups.
Apr 24 - 5:13 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) gave up three runs over four innings Monday in a rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

The southpaw gave up three hits and walked a pair while striking out four. He got stretched out to 66 pitches in preparation for his season debut Saturday against the Padres. Vargas is getting a late start on the season after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right (non-throwing) hand toward the end of spring training.
Apr 24 - 8:50 AM

Jason Vargas (hand) will make his next rehab start at Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

He had been slated to start Sunday but will be pushed back a day. Vargas could conceivably be added to the Mets' rotation late next week after Monday's start, but the Mets haven't committed to anything yet.
Apr 20 - 4:45 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start on Sunday.

If it goes well, Vargas could make his Mets debut next weekend in San Diego. The veteran left-hander struck out 12 batters over six hitless innings in an instraquad game Monday. He's missed the first three weeks of the season after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right (non-throwing) hand toward the end of spring training.
Apr 17 - 4:12 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) struck out 12 batters over six hitless innings during an intrasquad game on Monday.

He got stretched out to 82 pitches. The next step will likely be a minor league rehab start this weekend, potentially setting up his Mets debut for sometime during the team's trip to San Diego later this month. Vargas was forced to begin the season on the disabled list after suffering a fracture in his right (non-throwing) hand. Zack Wheeler is filling his rotation spot for now.
Apr 17 - 1:38 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) will throw another simulated game next Tuesday.

He'll need a minor league rehab game after that on April 22, so the earlier Vargas will make it back is April 27. That means Zack Wheeler should receive at least two more starts with the Mets.
Apr 13 - 4:14 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) will throw a simulated game Thursday.

He's expected to also need a rehab start, which would come on April 17. That means Vargas won't make his Mets debut until at least April 22. Zack Wheeler is starting Wednesday and should get an additional start, as well.
Apr 9 - 4:18 PM

Mets' manager Mickey Callaway said Sunday that Jason Vargas (hand) will likely require a minor league rehab start before he's cleared to rejoin the Mets' rotation.

Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday and there had been speculation that he'd fill the Mets' vacant rotation spot on Wednesday, but it appears as though he'll be working in a minor league game instead. Callaway mentioned Zack Wheeler as a possibility to draw that start for the Mets on Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 5:38 PM

Jason Vargas (hand) is scheduled to throw a 90-pitch simulated game on Saturday in Port St. Lucie.

Vargas is still unable to field his position, so it won't be a minor league rehab start like previously thought. The veteran left-hander suffered a fracture in his right (non-throwing) hand when he was struck by a comebacker in mid-March. He should join the Mets' rotation as soon as his surgical stitches are taken out -- possibly late next week.
Apr 3 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen