It’s been floated for weeks now, but the Mets finally signed CLAUDIO VARGAS to a minor league contract.
Vargas will report to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie before joining Triple-A New Orleans.
He’s 29 and went 11-6 with one save and a 5.09 ERA in 29 games for Milwaukee last year. He made 23 starts and worked 134 1/3 innings.
He’s young, had decent numbers last year and was 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA in spring training. Opponents hit .238 off him this spring.
All this makes you wonder if something is missing. And, if there is, it comes across as a low-risk move.