MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) The Brewers say they have no plans to use right-hander Claudio Vargas at the Major League level. The team signed the 33-year-old veteran to a minor-league deal yesterday. Vargas had two stints with Milwaukee between 2007-and-2010.
But assistant general manager Gord Ash says the Brewers are only interested in using him at Triple-“A” Nashville, where they need to beef up the rotation. Seven pitchers have started games for the Sounds this year, and only three of them are considered to be prospects. They are Mark Rogers, Wily Peralta, and Mike Fiers, who have a combined record 2-and-7.
Vargas had planned to retire before signing with a team in Mexico at the start of this season. He’s 48-and-40 in eight Major League seasons, with a career E-R-A of four-point-eight-three.