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Atlanta Braves Looking into Possible Trade for Jason Vargas

June 29th, 2012 at 6:01 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves, for some reason, are looking into acquiring starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners, Jason Stark reports.

In their search for an "impact starting pitcher" to shore up the rotation, the Braves have scouting Vargas heavily. But there seem to be more than a few problems.

The 7-7 record Vargas touts is understandable, given that he plays for the Mariners, but his 4.54 ERA doesn't seem very "impact" when his home field is pitcher friendly Safeco Field.

To make matters worse, Vargas has given up a Major League-leading 21 homers this year, three more than shaky Braves starter Mike Minor.

About the only thing that makes sense is that the Braves traditionally don't like to trade for rental players, and Vargas is not eligible for free agency until after next season.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jason Vargas, MLB, Seattle Mariners

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