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Jason Vargas
3.98 5-2 27
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 215
Position: SPBorn: 2/2/1983 Birthplace: Apple Valley, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Marlins (2004)

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July 22 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-The Royals have placed Vargas on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his elbow, an injury that typically requires season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Vargas left his start against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night after throwing just 26 pitches. He had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed the extent of the injury. The Royals filled his spot in the rotation by recalling Yordano Ventura. The hard-throwing right-hander had been sent to Triple-A Omaha just a day earlier to work on his inconsistency and rebuild some confidence after a string of poor starts.
June 13 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Vargas came off the disabled list and got the start Tuesday night against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Vargas had been sidelined by a left flexor strain.
June 9 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Vargas won for the fourth time in five starts Monday, throwing six scoreless innings in a 3-1 victory at Minnesota.
Analysis: Vargas is 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA in five starts since giving up a season-high five earned runs against the Twins on April 21.
June 4 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Vargas tossed six sharp innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Vargas (4-2, 4.79 ERA) yielded two runs and eight hits in his second start back from the disabled list. He's 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA in his last four major league outings after going 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in his first three this season.
May 27 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Vargas was activated off the disabled list to make Tuesday's start and was on a 75-pitch limit.
Analysis: Manager Ned Yost stuck to the limit, pulling the left-hander after four innings, one pitch over the set ceiling. Vargas struck out six and gave up four hits in his first outing since May 5. Wait for him to have his pitch count upped before trusting him in key fantasy league action.
May 8 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Vargas is being activated from the 15-day disabled list and is going to start for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: The left-hander hasn't pitched since May 5 because of a flexor muscle strain. He will fill the rotation spot of Danny Duffy, who was placed on the DL Monday with biceps tendinitis.
Apr. 11 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET19:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)6:26 PM CT-Vargas got his season off to a solid start with a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Analysis: Vargas (1-0) yielded two runs, five hits and one walk over six innings while striking out three. He won just one of his final six decisions in 2014 and had a 5.89 ERA in his last seven starts.

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