60DJason Vargas
SP KC
6 days ago

Vargas (elbow) will move his rehab to Triple-A Omaha, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vargas made just one rehab start at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, allowing three runs on four hits over 2.1 innings last Wednesday. Despite the tough outing, it appears that he is progressing towards a major league return in early-September.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
2 weeks ago

Vargas (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vargas had been working with the Royals' rookie-level club in Arizona, and he'll now progress to the Double-A level after striking out six hitters across 2.1 innings Friday. It's unclear how many more rehab appearances Vargas will make, but he remains on track for a late-August/early-September return.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
2 weeks ago

Vargas (elbow) isn't expected to join the Royals until rosters expand in September, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vargas, who underwent Tommy John surgery last July, has been throwing for over two months and has two rehab appearances under his belt with the Royals' rookie-level club in Arizona. During Friday's outing, Vargas struck out six batters in 2.1 innings and reported no setbacks, but he'll still have to bump up his pitch count closer before the Royals feel comfortable bringing him back. Given how much time he's missed already this season, don't expect Vargas to have a major role for the Royals once he's activated.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
3 weeks ago

Vargas (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment in Arizona this Saturday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old Vargas has not pitched since July of 2015, but seems to be nearing the end of recovery from Tommy John surgery. In Arizona, he is expected to throw two innings for the Royals' Rookie League affiliate and appears to be on track for a return to the majors this season.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
2 months ago

Vargas (elbow) will throw a simulated game Saturday, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's still a long ways away from returning, Dodd notes, but the Royals will undoubtedly be able to make use of Vargas once he's ready, as they are extremely thin in the rotation as the All-Star break approaches.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
3 months ago

Vargas (elbow) threw Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vargas has been on the sideline since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July, but the throwing session marks a big first step in his recovery. The lefty still faces a tall task if he hopes to return before the end of the 2016 season, but he figures to begin gradually ramping up baseball activities in the coming weeks.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
6 months ago

Vargas (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This was merely a procedural move to free up a 40-man spot for Mike Minor, who inked a two-year deal with Kansas City. Vargas is slated to miss most, if not all, of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery during the second half of last season.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
12 months ago

Vargas (elbow) was moved to the 60-day DL Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Vargas was going to miss the rest of the regular season anyway due to a torn UCL, so this move is merely procedural. The team needed a few extra spots on the 40-man roster for September callups, so it was only a matter of time before this happened.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
1 year ago

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI revealed a torn left ulnar collateral ligament, according to the team's official website. Vargas was activated from the disabled list after recovering from a hip injury, but he lasted just 26 pitches Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates before feeling pain in his elbow. He is likely to undergo Tommy John surgery to correct the new issue, which will rule him out for the remainder of the season, and possibly some of next season as well. Pitcher Yordano Ventura, who was demoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, was recalled to take Vargas' spot on the 25-man roster. Vargas, who is in his second season with the Royals, his fifth major league team, is 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 43 innings this season.

60DJason Vargas
SP KC
1 year ago

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after recovering from a hip injury, according to the Kansas City Star. Vargas has not pitched in the major leagues since June 8 but was able to throw 75 pitches in a minor league rehab start Monday.