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Jason Vargas Update: No Announced Return Date

Vargas is hoping to get back into form following a 5.92 ERA in seven appearances this season for the Mets

The cavalry may not be coming anytime soon, but it is a work in progress.

After throwing 74 pitches in four innings for Double-A Binghamton this past Sunday, Jason Vargas is feeling pretty good. Vargas was put on the IL in May after dealing with hamstring tightness.

“It definitely kept me from doing what I needed to do, but I felt pretty good out there today,” Vargas stated to the media in Binghamton. “I’ll probably see how things respond tomorrow and see where we’re at as a team and kind of go from there.”

Before going down with an injury, Vargas was struggling with the Mets. In seven appearances Vargas has a 1-2 record with a 5.92 ERA. At age 36, Vargas has yet to showcase his run with the Royals in 2017 when he was the AL wins leader with 18. He has a 8-12 record with the Mets in 29 games, along with 89 earned runs and a 6.32 ERA.

Vargas’ fastball during his rehab may need some improvement, but that won’t be all. His movement was all over the place, something a few more starts may fix.

While the Mets wait for his return (if he improves), Wilmer Font will continue to get opportunities in the rotation.

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel is a Managing Editor at, and covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). He is also the lead New York Mets writer. When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a Sunday podcast, The Main Event.
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