Mets trade Jason Vargas to Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitcher Jason Vargas and cash from the New York Mets for catching prospect Austin Bossart.
Vargas has been productive over his last 12 starts, posting a 3.34 ERA. The veteran left-hander will immediately step into the Phillies rotation with Zach Eflin the likely candidate to get bumped.
Vargas owns a 4.01 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 81 strikeouts and 39 walks in 94 1/3 innings pitched this season.
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