Report: Phillies Acquire Jason Vargas from Mets


The Phillies found their rotation help on Monday, acquiring Jason Vargas from the NY Mets for AA catcher Austin Bossart, according to reports.

Jason Vargas is a crafty lefty with a 4.01 ERA. He’s been better of late, pitching to the tune of a 3.34 ERA in his last 12 starts.

Bossart is a 26-year-old light-hitting catcher. He’s currently hitting.195 in AA Reading.

Money is also reportedly being exchanged in the deal.

Vargas will most likely either replace Jake Arrieta who is dealing with a bone spur or Zach Eflin who hasn’t had a good start in a month.

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