The Los Angeles Angels place Jason Vargas on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 21 June 2013 at 5:19 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 30-year old lefty starting pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18th due to a blood clot in his left arm.  Vargas has pitched in 14 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  31-year old righty Jerome Williams will likely replace Vargas in the starting rotation.  Williams started 7 games earlier this year for the Angels in which he was 4-2 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Williams has now pitched in 18 games (7 starts) overall this year for the Angels and he is 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  The Angels have called up 29-year old righty Billy Buckner to replace Williams in the pen as the long man.  Buckner started 1 game earlier this year for the Angels and he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  He also pitched in 12 games (all starts) in AAA-ball this year and he was 6-2 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Angels hope that Williams can step up and cushion the blow of Vargas’ loss, because he’s going to be out a while.

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