Ildemaro Vargas acquired by Diamondbacks, starting Wednesday
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired infielder/outfielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.
Vargas started his MLB career with the Diamondbacks in 2017 and remained with the club until August of last year. He will start on second base and bat seventh in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against left-hander David Peterson and the New York Mets. Vargas has batted just .118/.189/.176 in 16 games this season between the Pirates and Chicago Cubs.
Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, Peterson has the third-highest strikeout rate (26.6 percent) and second-best ground ball-to-fly ball ratio among Wednesday's listed starters. However, the southpaw also has the fourth-highest walk rate (9.2 percent) out of that group.
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- Mets' Jonathan Villar sitting Sunday September 19th, 2021
- James McCann sitting Sunday for Mets September 19th, 2021
- J.D. Davis batting sixth for Mets Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Didi Gregorius sitting for Phillies Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Matt Vierling starting for Phillies Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Carson Kelly catching for Arizona on Sunday September 19th, 2021
- Carson Kelly heads to Diamondbacks' bench on Saturday September 18th, 2021
- Pavin Smith in right field for Arizona on Saturday September 18th, 2021
- Arizona's Ketel Marte batting second on Saturday September 18th, 2021
- Ketel Marte sitting for Arizona on Friday September 17th, 2021
- Jake McCarthy batting ninth for Diamondbacks on Friday September 17th, 2021