• Vargas, Royals agree to 4-year, $32M deal

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 21, 2013
    The Royals made a significant move to strengthen their pitching rotation on Thursday by signing free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas. Vargas, who will turn 31 in February, went 9-8 with a 4.02 ERA last season for the Angels, who now have another hole to fill on their staff. Santana went 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA last season, driving up his price in free agency to the point where the Royals were unlikely to sign him. There also is the issue of how Detroit will adjust defensively, with Cabrera likely shifting to first and opening up a spot at third that could be filled by top prospect Nick Castellanos.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Left-hander Vargas inks four-year deal with Royals

      Left-hander Jason Vargas signed a four-year deal with the Royals, instantly adding another frontline starter to the club's rotation.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Hot Stove roundup: Royals land lefty for rotation

    The Royals made the biggest move of the day on Thursday, bolstering their starting rotation by signing free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract. Vargas, who will turn 31 in February, went 9-8 with a 4.02 ERA last season f…
    Source: MLB.com

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