Royals reinstate lhp Jason Vargas; option Yordano Ventura to Triple-A

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the Royals have optioned right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha.

Vargas, 32, has missed the last five weeks with a left flexor strain. He's gone 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA in eight starts this season.