Mar. 18 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE1:37 PM CT-Vargas underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a hamate fracture in his right hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Analysis: The 35-year-old was hit by a line drive in his non-throwing hand during a minor league game Friday. The Mets acquired Vargas in free agency on Feb. 18, signing him to a two-year, $16 million contract. He went 18-11 with a 4.16 ERA for Kansas City last season, making his first All-Star team and tying for the major league lead in wins.
Feb. 16 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-The Mets and Vargas have agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $15 million. Analysis: Vargas was 18-11 with a 4.16 ERA in Kansas City last season, but he was a different pitcher after the All-Star break. He posted a 2.62 ERA in the first half and then was atrocious from mid-July on, recording a 6.38 ERA. The Mets have to hope they're getting first-half Vargas.