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Vargas has made two starts with New Orleans

After the Milwaukee Brewers released Claudio Vargas, the Mets, who were hurt by injuries, immediately turned their attention to the 29-year-old starting pitcher. Inside Pitch met up with him to see how he has progressed since joining the organization.

[Photo by Chad Bower] They were dropping like flies. It began on March 30, the day before the season opener, when the Mets sent Orlando Hernandez to the disabled list so that he could work on building up arm strength. Then it was Pedro Martinez who suffered a strained left hamstring in just the second game of the season, shackling him to the disabled list for over a month. There had been... Recommended Stories