Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster
LHP Jason Vargas (Free Agent)
- 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.