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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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kratz, Vargas Lead Royals Over Twins 6-4

The Kansas City Royals just keep on winning. On July 21st, Kansas City had an unimpressive record of 48-50. Fast forward three weeks, and the Kansas City Royals are 69-55, and now have a two game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American Central lead. Trevor May cruised through four innings, but hit a wall in the fifth inning. May allowed three walks in the inning, and all of...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas, Kratz lead Royals over Twins 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Vargas (10-5) allowed one run on four this and struck out three, but had his scoreless innings streak snapped at 17 when Oswaldo Arcia hit a solo homer...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals send Vargas to mound as they try for eighth straight series win

The Kansas City Royals have built a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL Central and will get a chance to extend it against a struggling young arm for a last-place team. The Royals will try for an eighth straight series win Monday night when they conclude a four-game set in Minnesota. Sunday's 12-6 win set the Royals (68-55) up for another series win and gave them an MLB-best 20-5 record...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals ride a 'very, very, very good' Vargas to bounce-back victory over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Back on the saddle. A day after getting thrashed by the A's 11-3, the Royals bounced back with one of their finest -- and tidiest -- wins of the season, a snappy 3-0 triumph Wednesday night in front of 21,099 fans. The win kept the Royals in first place in AL Central. Starter Jason Vargas, in this third start back from having an appendectomy, was nothing short...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas still trying to find edge after surgery

Having cooled off the Kansas City Royals for the moment, the Oakland Athletics now hope Scott Kazmir can get back on track. Plagued by one poor inning in each of his last two outings, the All-Star left-hander tries to avoid losing a fourth straight start to the Royals on Wednesday night. Josh Donaldson homered twice and had four RBIs and Brandon Moss added four hits as Oakland (73...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas gets a tough matchup in return to Royals' rotation

Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner. And even the familiar friendly face of his former pitching coach in Boston, Curt Young. Lester (10-7, 2.52 ERA) arrived with fanfare prior to facing the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Eric Hosmer

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas continues to make progress in his recovery from appendectomy that landed the pitcher on the disabled list. Also, Eric Hosmer, who is dealing with a bruised hand has been kept out of the Royals lineup.#451446702 / gettyimages.comJason VargasVargas continues to recover from the appendectomy injury. On Wednesday, he threw a side session and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  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' 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
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