News: Mets Sign Claudio Vargas

The Mets have signed Claudio Vargas to a minor-league deal.

Vargas will report to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie, before joining Triple-A New Orleans.

…i like this, since it is a minor-league deal…he can reach the upper 90s with his fastball, he has a decent curve ball and a ton of potential…if nothing else, he could provide a decent option in the bullpen as the season moves on, should things shake out well for others in the rotation…the point is, it gives the team options with little risk and no guarentee…and i’m all for that, no matter who it is

Vargas, 29, went 11-6 with one save and a 5.09 ERA in 29 games, including 23 starts, last year for the Brewers.

In 134.1 innings, he allowed 153 hits, 80 runs, with 54 walks and 107 strikeouts.

Vargas is 43-38 in his career, with a 4.95 ERA.