Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Vargas Set to Return Saturday

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Vargas Set to Return Saturday

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ST. LOUIS — Jason Vargas will make his season debut Saturday against the Padres.

The lefty allowed three runs in four innings in his lone rehab start Monday night with Class AAA Las Vegas. He threw 66 pitches.

Vargas has been sidelined with a broken right hand that he suffered during spring training when he was with a liner during a minors game.

"He said he felt great," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. "He had one tough inning where he left a couple pitches over the middle and gave up a few runs. The reports were great from the AAA staff, the reports were positive from Vargas himself."

Vargas will slide between Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler in the rotation, and was scheduled to arrive in St. Louis before Tuesday's game.

The Mets signed Vargas to a two-year deal with an option this offseason since he is an innings eater. …

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