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Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Avoids arbitration
Vargas signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration
Vargas provided solid production at the plate for Washington, slashing .302/.338/.439 upon joining the team in August. The 31-year-old infielder could slide back in as a starter in 2023, though he will likely ultimately settle into his customary utility role.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Not starting nightcap
Vargas is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Vargas went 0-for-4 during the matinee and will step out of the starting nine for Game 2. Cesar Hernandez will move to the hot corner while Josh Palacios starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Day off Friday
Vargas isn't starting Friday against the Marlins.
Vargas has gone just 3-for-19 in his last five starts, so he will get a day off. Cesar Hernandez will take over for him at the hot corner and bat second.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Stays hot with two more hits
Vargas went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a steal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles.
Vargas recorded his third straight multi-hit game with two base knocks Tuesday. The utility man singled and scored in the third inning, singled again in the fourth and walked and stole second base in the ninth. The stolen base was his third of the season, and the two-hit effort increased his slash line to .293/.338/.450 through 152 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Still not starting
Vargas isn't in the lineup Friday against the Phillies.
Vargas has gone 1-for-11 with a run, an RBI and a strikeout over his last three games and will head to the bench for a second consecutive matchup. Cesar Hernandez is starting at the hot corner and batting fifth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Heads to bench Thursday
Vargas is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.
The 31-year-old infielder had started 26 games in a row, hitting .272/.309/.424 with three home runs and two steals in 92 at-bats over that stretch. Vargas rarely strikes out (10.8 K%) and provides strong defense at third base, shortstop and second base.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Settles in as everyday third baseman
Vargas will start at third base and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
With Washington recently releasing Maikel Franco and opting to deploy Cesar Hernandez as a utility player following Luis Garcia's activation from the injured list rather than breaking Hernandez in at third base, Vargas looks to have built some job security as the Nationals' primary option at the hot corner. He enters Tuesday's contest coming off a productive four-game stretch in which he went 5-for-13 with two home runs, a double and two walks to lift his OPS up to .790 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Goes deep Thursday
Vargas went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 3-1 win against the Padres.
Vargas produced the first run of the game with a solo shot off Yu Darvish in the third inning. The long ball was his first since May 20, though he's spent considerable time in the minors since that date. Vargas has never flashed much power in the minors, and he's swatted a modest 10 homers across 428 career at-bats as a big-leaguer.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Not starting Monday
Vargas isn't in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
Vargas started the last three games and went 2-for-9 with a double, an RBI and a walk. Maikel Franco will take his place at the hot corner and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Opportunities picking up
Vargas went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Phillies.
He's now picked up a start in three of the past four games, getting two nods at third base and one at shortstop while going 6-for-9 with a walk. Vargas is in the lineup at third base again Sunday and will hit ninth in Sunday's series finale. At this point, Vargas may have leapfrogged Maikel Franco as the Nationals' preferred option at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Four hits in Wednesday's loss
Vargas went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.
Getting the start at third base and batting ninth, the 31-year-old utility player kept flipping the lineup over, although Vargas' efforts didn't lead to any actual Washington offense until the ninth inning. With Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco both struggling at the plate this season, Vargas could see semi-consistent work around the infield, but the expected promotion of CJ Abrams -- one of the headliners in the package the Nationals received for Juan Soto -- would block one of those paths to playing time and potentially even cost Vargas his roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Replacing Adrianza on roster
The Nationals plan to select Vargas' contract from Triple-A Rochester prior to Monday's game against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Vargas will be brought aboard as the Nationals' new utility man after Ehire Adrianza was dealt to Atlanta earlier Monday. The 31-year-old journeyman previously saw 10 games of action with the Cubs earlier this season and owns a lifetime .227/.265/.354 slash line across 407 plate appearances in the majors. He's capable of backing up all four infield spots and also has limited experience at either corner-outfield position.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Contract officially selected
Vargas' contract was selected by the Nationals on Monday.
Vargas will serve as a utility man for Washington after the team traded Ehire Adrianza to Atlanta on Monday. Vargas appeared in 30 major-league games with the Cubs earlier in the year and slashed .130/.231/.348 with a homer, a triple, four runs and four RBI.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas: Links up with Nats
Vargas signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday and was assigned to Triple-A Rochester.
Vargas quickly found a new home after he elected free agency last week when the Cubs designated him for assignment. Before being booted off the Cubs' 40-man roster, Vargas went 3-for-23 over 10 games with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Ildemaro Vargas: Hits free agency
Vargas cleared waivers and was released by the Cubs on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Vargas was recently designated for assignment by Chicago, and he elected to become a free agent rather than report to the minors. The 30-year-old appeared in 10 games for the Cubs and had a .130/.231/.348 slash line with one home run and four RBI.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ildemaro Vargas: Pushed off 40-man roster
The Cubs designated Vargas for assignment Sunday.
Vargas was deemed expendable with the Cubs needing a spot on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster for catcher P.J. Higgins, who was called up from Triple-A Iowa to provide a healthy option behind the plate while backstop Willson Contreras (hamstring) is day-to-day. During his nearly two-week stay with Chicago, Vargas appeared in 10 games and hit .130/.231/.348 over 26 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ildemaro Vargas: Hits first 2022 home run
Vargas went 1-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Vargas batted ninth but still provided an offensive spark in the 10-6 loss. The 30-year-old got the start at shortstop over Andrelton Simmons, though the latter seems likely to play more regularly moving forward as he works his way back from a shoulder injury. Vargas won't have a ton of fantasy value in a utility role off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ildemaro Vargas: Likely to move into utility role
Vargas is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.
Vargas had started each of the Cubs' last three games at shortstop, going 2-for-9 with a triple, a walk, two RBI and a run during that stretch. He'll likely move into a utility role now that Andrelton Simmons (shoulder) -- who was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday -- is ready to make his first start of the season Monday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ildemaro Vargas: Triples, drives in two Friday
Vargas went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Vargas isn't typically known for his offense and batted ninth in this one, but he was able to provide a useful fantasy line. The 30-year-old had his contract selected Tuesday with the Cubs putting Nick Madrigal (back) on the injured list, and Vargas will be a depth option while Chicago deals with some injuries.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ildemaro Vargas: Contract selected
Vargas had his contract selected by the Cubs on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 30-year-old missed out on Chicago's Opening Day roster but will now receive a big-league opportunity after Nick Madrigal (back) was placed on the injured list. Vargas should serve as infield depth while Madrigal is unavailable.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Monagas, Venezuela|
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