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Phillies make deal for Jason Vargas

The Phillies have apparently struck a deal for a guy and that guy appears to be Jason Vargas.

San Diego Padres v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

All that talk about the Phillies not making deals this trade deadline? You can just go ahead and stuff ‘um, pal. Because your Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly made a deal for Mets starter Jason Vargas.

The Phillies starting rotation is, as we all know, in tatters. Aaron Nola came back in ace form a few weeks ago, but Jake Arrieta is pitching through a marble in his elbow, and the other three sports are manned by unreliable arms, some of whom have been shifting back and forth from the bullpen for part of the year. Drew Smyly was nabbed not too long ago, and is making his second start for the Phillies tomorrow. But for anybody looking for another move, well, the Phillies agreed with you that it was necessary.

And that move was Jason Vargas, who you most likely recall best from threatening a Mets beat writer for saying goodbye to Mickey Callaway.

Vargas threw 94.1 innings for the Mets this year, amassing a 4.01 ERA, 1.272 WHIP, 7.7 SO9, and 2.08 SO/W. In exchange, the Phillies are sending “a double-A catcher” up I-95.

The Phillies DFA’d Yacksel Rios to clear space for Vargas.