Brewers Designate Claudio Vargas For Assignment

Milwaukee has designated righthander Claudio Vargas for assignment, according to the Brewers' VP of Communications Tyler Barnes (via Twitter).  The move was made in order to accommodate the arrival of Chris Capuano, who was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

In 19.2 innings this season, Vargas has a ERA of 7.32 with 8.2 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9.  For his career, the soon-to-be 32-year-old has a 4.83 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9.

Vargas, who has thrown his fastball at an average of 91.3 mph throughout his career has seen his velocity dip to just 86.5 mph this season.

3 Responses to Brewers Designate Claudio Vargas For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. invader3k 5 years ago

    Good riddance. Vargas was pretty good last season, but has been more worthless than Jeff Suppan this season.

  2. I think the BIS numbers for Vargas are wrong. His fastball hasn’t dipped below 88 all year, he’s averaging just over 90 mph. His sinker is a touch slower.

  3. Sage 5 years ago

    About time. Looking at numbers, Suppan has been better than Vargas this season (not much better, but still better).

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