Los Angeles Angel’s starter Jason Vargas will have surgery to relieve the blood clot that he has suffered in his armpit. There was originally some question about whether or not he would have to have the surgery, but after getting another opinion, that will indeed be the case.
It is unclear exactly how long he will be out, but it will likely be at least a month until he is able to return to the Angel’s struggling rotation. While Vargas has not been great this year, he has been arguably the team’s best starter on the year, so the already weak Angels may have a rough time coming over the next month.
Vargas was brought in from Seattle in exchange for Kendrys Morales, and struggled a bit at the beginning of the year before finding his stride. To this point in the year, he has a 3.65 ERA, 3.99 FIP and 62 strikeouts to 30 walks.
I have personally been a big critic of Vargas over the years, due to the fact that his FIP stats have suggested that he is not as good as his ERA and other numbers may suggest. But he has done well for the Angels this year, and they will want him back in their rotation as soon as possible.