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Vargas vs. Weaver: Two former Dirtbags to square off in ALDS opener

In the fall of 2003, a shaggy-haired southpaw walked on to the Long Beach State Dirtbags practice field. There, he met a right-hander with long blonde hair and a long delivery. The duo established themselves as two of the best pitchers in Division I as well as the best of friends.  But come Thursday night, that friendship will briefly turn into a rivalry, as they will oppose one...
Via Fox Sports West
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Hamilton to start in left for Angels, Vargas to pitch for KC in Game 1

  Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player. ''He told me to just be myself, and not try to hit that home run when you don't need it,'' Trout said. ''Just...
Via AP on Fox
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Royals Sweep Rangers, Win 4-1

“Snooze-fest” It’s an applicable word that could be used to describe this series against the Texas Rangers. Nevertheless, the Royals came away with a sweep. Like Josh Vernier of 610 Sports said earlier, “It’s not a beauty contest. It doesn’t matter how you look as long as you win.” It was not the pretties of games, but they came away with a sweep, and now have a game...
Via Royals Blue
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas Is Hitting His Stride in Kansas City

Jason Vargas has been a journeyman for a long time, so there was noticeable backlash when he signed a four-year, $32-million contract with the Royals in the offseason. He pitched for three different colleges and four different MLB teams before ending up in Kansas City, where he’s having his best season yet and has helped the Royals to the brink of their first playoff berth since...
Via Batting Leadoff
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas' side session goes well, could be back in rotation Sunday

CHICAGO, Ill. -- There was some encouraging news coming out of the Royals' clubhouse Monday, as left-hander Jason Vargas had a good throwing session on the side, and could be back in the rotation as soon as Sunday. Vargas had an appendectomy on July 10 during the Royals' road trip to Tampa and was expected to miss at least 3-4 weeks. Manager Ned Yost said before Monday'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Alex Gordon

Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday after getting sick very early in the morning. Royals head trainer Nick Kenney brought Vargas to a nearby St. Petersburg hopsital where Vargas had the surgery performed. The Royals expect him to miss three to four weeks says Andy McCoullough of the Kansas City Star.The Royals must be prepared...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Vargas scheduled for appendectomy

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas has been taken to the hospital and will have an appendectomy. Royals manager Ned Yost announced the news before Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay and said surgery was planned for Wednesday night. Yost says Vargas "started really having severe discomfort" around 4 a.m. Wednesday. There was no timetable...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas looks to get Royals back on track against the Angels

There's something about the final days of June that appeal to the Los Angeles Angels. Los Angeles is on its seventh win streak of at least four games in the latter part of the month since 2005, and it will go for a seventh straight victory Friday night when it visits a Kansas City Royals team that's stumbling after its best stretch of the season. The Angels (44-33) completed...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals making a move

Royals sign pitcher Jason Vargas to a 4 year $32 million dollar deal. ( The Kansas City Royals have had a relatively quite off-season so far and that should be the norm as 2014 rolls around. The biggest surprise right now was the signing of former Angel’s pitcher earlier this week, Jason Vargas. Vargas, age 30, has spent most of his career in Seattle up until last...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels' Jason Vargas will undergo blood clot surgery

DETROIT Angels pitcher Jason Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot from his left armpit area, a procedure that is expected to sideline the left hander for three weeks to a month. Vargas was examined Monday by Dr. Peter Lawrence of the UCLA Medical Center. Lawrence confirmed the initial diagnosis and recommended surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Russell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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