Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Brad Miller #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Brad Miller #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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LHP Jason Vargas (Free Agent)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 13: Jason Vargas #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
  • Florida Marlins (2005-06)
  • New York Mets (2007, 2018-19)
  • Seattle Mariners (2009-12)
  • Los Angeles Angels (2013)
  • Kansas City Royals (2014-17)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (2019)

Southpaw starter Jason Vargas was just two seasons removed from his All-Star season with the Kansas City Royals, so, like Drew Smyly, the Phillies took a flier on him to try to help their starting rotation woes.

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Vargas was serviceable as a Met in 2019, going 6-5 with a 4.04 ERA, but he was not as lucky in red pinstripes, going 1-4 with a 5.37 ERA.

In order to acquire Vargas, the Phillies dealt catching prospect Austin Bossart to the Mets.The 25-year-old slashed just .200/.300/.300 in 19 games and 70 plate appearances to finish the Double-A season in Binghamton.

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Through 14 career seasons, Vargas has an even 99-99 record, 4.29 ERA, and 1.322 WHIP.