Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:22:52 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SP James Shields will receive the opening day start. SP Jason Vargas will pitch the second game of the season, and SP Jeremy Guthrie will pitch the home opener.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 09:42:42 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said SPs James Shields, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen are penciled into the rotation to start the year. Moore suggested that SP Yordano Ventura may have a leg up on the competition for the fifth and final rotation spot this spring. Moore also said they won't hesitate to use Ventura in the bullpen "if that's how it unfolds." "We think he's ready for the major leagues. Certainly spring training will help validate that opinion," Moore said, adding, "We expect him to be one of our 12 pitchers when we break camp unless something unforeseen happens." Ps Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and Chris Dwyer are all a notch behind Ventura heading into spring training.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:20:40 -0800
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent SP Jason Vargas (Angels) to a four-year, $32 million deal Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:23:14 -0800
Free-agent SP Matt Garza (Rangers) is open to returning to the Minnesota Twins, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The Twins have met with Garza's representatives this week during the GM meetings but have yet to make an offer. Minnesota hasn't made offers to free-agent SPs Phil Hughes (Yankees), Jason Vargas (Angels), Bronson Arroyo (Reds) or Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians), either.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:10:46 -0800
As expected, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim did not extend a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to free-agent SP Jason Vargas.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:27:25 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not expected to make a qualifying offer to impending free-agent SP Jason Vargas because it would get them close to the luxury tax threshold. The team is interested in re-signing Vargas to a multi-year deal.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:12:34 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent SP Jason Vargas this offseason. The team may not offer Vargas a qualifying offer because they would be over budget if accepted the offer, which would pay him around $14 million in 2014.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:01:48 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated SP Jason Vargas (armpit) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 13, and optioned SP Tommy Hanson to the minors in a corresponding move.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:21:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) will come off the disabled list and start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 13. It's unclear who will be bumped out of the rotation as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Garrett Richards or Jerome Williams would make the most sense to be bumped out to make room for Vargas.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:44:32 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 11, according to manager Mike Scioscia. If all goes well, he will start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 13.