The Phillies revealedthe purchase of bottle Jason Vargas and also some cash from the Mets. The Mets will obtain minors catcher Austin Bossart in return for Vargas, per Joel Sherman of the New York City Message.
Vargas, 36, installed a solid 4.01 ERA with 81 strikeouts as well as 39 walks across 94 1/3 innings for the Mets this period. The lefty is owed the rest of his $8 million income and has an $8 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million acquistion.
Vargas was famously part of a run-in last month, which likewise involved supervisor Mickey Callaway, with beat reporter Tim Healey of Newsday. It will certainly interest discover just how much weight, if any in any way, the Phillies placed on that when taking into consideration acquiring Vargas.
The Phillies’ rotation has been a little bit of a mess this season. Everybody has actually fallen short to measure up to assumptions, including ace Aaron Nola. It is not clear yet which bottle Vargas will certainly replace in the turning. Zach Eflin, who has struggled exceptionally since late, would certainly appear to be the top prospect to get mixed out, at the very least temporarily. Vince Velasquez could be rejected back to the bullpen once again also.
Bossart, 26, hit.195/.303/.335 with 7 home runs and 28 RBI in 236 plate appearances with Double-A Reading this period.