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Claudio Vargas MLB Career Stats

217 48-40 4.83 764.2 544 1.43

Claudio Vargas Bio

  • Full Name: Claudio Vargas
  • Born: 6/19/1978 in Valverde Mao, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: 4/26/2003
  • Last Game: 5/26/2010
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MLB Career Stats 48 40 4.83 217 114 1 764.2 544 1.43


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Claudio Vargas Stats

*Since 2006

Claudio Vargas Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Claudio Vargas Statcast Events


Claudio Vargas Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2006 12 20th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2006 .545 19th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2006 6.60 21st in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2006 2.37 17th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 26 13th in NL
2005 25 15th in NL
2006 27 12th in NL
2007 23 19th in NL

Claudio Vargas Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 21, 2014 Vaqueros de la Laguna released RHP Claudio Vargas.
April 2, 2014 RHP Claudio Vargas assigned to Vaqueros de la Laguna.
July 22, 2013 Buffalo Bisons released RHP Claudio Vargas.
May 8, 2013 Buffalo Bisons activated RHP Claudio Vargas from the temporarily inactive list.
May 5, 2013 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Claudio Vargas on the temporarily inactive list.
December 11, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 RHP Claudio Vargas elected free agency.
May 18, 2012 RHP Claudio Vargas assigned to Nashville Sounds from Helena Brewers.
May 15, 2012 Claudio Vargas assigned to Helena Brewers from Milwaukee Brewers.
May 14, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas to a minor league contract.
April 10, 2012 Vaqueros de la Laguna signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas.
November 17, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox released RHP Claudio Vargas.
June 13, 2011 RHP Claudio Vargas retired.
May 7, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox activated RHP Claudio Vargas from the 7-day disabled list.
April 7, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox placed RHP Claudio Vargas on the 7-day disabled list.
February 8, 2011 Colorado Rockies signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 8, 2011 RHP Claudio Vargas assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 16, 2010 Albuquerque Isotopes released RHP Claudio Vargas.
August 4, 2010 Albuquerque Isotopes activated RHP Claudio Vargas from the 7-day disabled list.
July 26, 2010 Albuquerque Isotopes placed RHP Claudio Vargas on the 7-day disabled list. sore lower back
June 16, 2010 Albuquerque Isotopes signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas.
May 29, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers designated RHP Claudio Vargas for assignment.
December 18, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Claudio Vargas.
November 13, 2009 RHP Claudio Vargas elected free agency.
August 1, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Claudio Vargas.
July 31, 2009 Huntsville Stars Traded RF Vinny Rottino to Chattanooga Lookouts and Los Angeles Dodgers Traded RHP Claudio Vargas to Milwaukee Brewers.
July 3, 2009 Claudio Vargas roster status changed by Los Angeles Dodgers.
June 12, 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers sent RHP Claudio Vargas on a rehab assignment to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 12, 2009 Claudio Vargas assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Inland Empire 66ers.
June 2, 2009 Claudio Vargas assigned to Inland Empire 66ers from Los Angeles Dodgers.
April 6, 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Claudio Vargas on the 60-day disabled list.

Claudio Vargas Bio Info

Claudio Vargas Almonte... Has one child. 2012 Spent the entire season with Nashville of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) in the Milwaukee Brewers organization...Signed with the Brewers as a minor league free agent on May 14...Posted a record of 7-1 with a 3.69 ERA in 20 games, all starts...Worked 109.2 innings, his heaviest workload since tossing 134.1 innings as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007...Worked at least six innings in 10 of his 20 starts including a season high - 8.0 innings on Aug. 20 vs. Omaha...Recorded seven quality starts. 2011 Spent the entire season with Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)...Appeared in just eight games (four starts) and allowed 32 earned runs over 26.0 innings of work...Was on the disabled list from April 7-May 7 with a right hamstring strain. 2010 Began his eighth Major League season with the Milwaukee Brewers in the bullpen...appeared in 17 games for the Brewers from the beginning of the season through then end of May, going 1-0, 7.32 (19.2 ip, 16 er)...Was designated for assignment by the Brewers on 5/29...was released by the Brewers on 6/4 and cleared waivers, becoming a free agent on 6/9...On 6/16 the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Vargas to a Minor League contract...Made 10 starts for Triple-A Albuquerque after being signed by the those 10 starts he went 2-6, 5.89 (47.1 ip, 31 er) while holding hitters to a .277 average...struckout 45 and walked 20...Never made an appearances with the Dodgers' big league club and was released 8/17. 2009 Signed as a free agent with Los Angeles on 1/2...Went a combined 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 36 relief appearances between Los Angeles and Milwaukee...Held opponents to a .177 batting average...Retired 25 of 36 first batters faced (69.4%)...Stranded 23 of 26 inherited runners (88.5%)...Began the season on the 60-day disabled list with the Dodgers with right elbow tendinitis (missed 79 games)...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 7/3 after rehab stints at Class-A Inland Empire and Triple-A Albuquerque...Went 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 8 relief appearances with Los Angeles...Was traded to Milwaukee on 7/31 for C Vinny Rottino...Went 1-0 with a 1.78 ERA in 28 relief appearances with the Brewers...Earned his only win of the season on 8/29 vs. Pittsburgh...Did not surrender a run in his final 13 appearances of the season (14 IP)...Pitched for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League...Re-signed with the Brewers to a 1-year contract on 12/18. 2008 Began Spring Training with Milwaukee, but was released on March 25....signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on April 11...His contract was purchased by the Mets on May 13 and he made his first start of the season on May 14 vs. Washington...allowed just two runs over 6.1 innings, but took the loss...On three days' rest, beat the Rockies May 24, giving up just two runs in 7.0 his next start, earned the victory over Los Angeles on May 29...Worked 4.2 scoreless innings out of the 'pen on June 2, the longest relief appearance of his career...Was designated for assignment by the Mets on June 25...In nine minor league starts for Single-A Port St. Lucie (one start) and Triple-A New Orleans (eight starts), went 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA (22 ER/48.1 IP)...Was sharp for Aguilas del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, going 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA (14 ER/31.1 IP) and 31 strikeouts in six starts this offseason...Added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster on January 5, 2009 2007 In his first season as a Brewer went 11-6 with a 5.09 ERA and 1 save in 29 games (23 starts)...Produced 9 quality starts...Made his Brewers debut in relief on 4/6 vs. Chicago-NL (2ip, 5h, 3r, 3er, 0bb, 2k, 1hr)...Made his first start as a Brewer on 4/10 at Florida and had no decision in the 3-2 win (5ip, 5h, 2r, 1er, 0bb, 9k)...Earned his first win as a Brewer in a 7-3 victory on 4/18 vs. Pittsburgh as he recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts (6ip, 5h, 2r, 1er, 2bb, 11k, 1hr)...Notched his first career save on 6/10 at Texas...Tied his career high with 8.0 innings pitched in a 12-2 win on 7/27 at St. Louis (8ip, 9h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 8k)...Lasted two-thirds of an inning on 8/24 at San Francisco (0.2ip, 5h, 6r, 6er, 1bb, 1k, 1hbp).....received no decision in the 11-6 loss.....was the second-shortest start of his career (0.1ip on 7/30/03 vs. St. Louis)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/28-9/8 with a strained low back...Was reinstated on 9/9 and made his final 4 appearances of the season in relief, going 1-2 with a 4.66 ERA 2006 Went 12-10 with a 4.83 ERA in 31 games (30 starts) with Arizona...Set career highs in nearly every category, including wins, starts, innings pitched (167.2) and strikeouts (123)...Produced 17 quality starts...Went 5-5 with a 5.60 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) at Chase Field and 7-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 15 road starts...Fared better in day games, going 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 8 starts (46.1ip, 19er)...Won 3 straight starts from 4/25-5/6, posting a 0.95 ERA during that stretch (19ip, 2er).....the 3-game winning streak tied his career high (4x)...Made his only relief appearance of the season on 5/17 vs. San Diego, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...Was 4-2 with a 3.75 ERA in his final 10 starts (60ip, 25er)...Was traded to Milwaukee, along with C Johnny Estrada and RHP Greg Aquino, in exchange for LHP Doug Davis, LHP Dana Eveland and OF Dave Krynzel on 11/25...On 1/29/07 signed a 1-year contract, avoiding arbitration. 2005 Began the season on the disabled list for Washington with a right elbow sprain...Between 4/16-5/6 made 5 rehabilitation starts at Triple-A New Orleans, going 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 5/11 and made his season debut that day at Arizona, allowing only an unearned run on 6 hits in 6.0 innings (0bb, 3k) as he received no decision in the Nationals' 3-2 loss...Went 0-3 with a 17.55 ERA over his next 3 starts before he was designated for assignment on 5/26...Was claimed off waivers by Arizona on 6/3...Went 9-6 with a 4.81 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) with the Diamondbacks, making 11 quality starts...Made his D'Backs debut in a 10-0 loss on 6/8 vs. Minnesota (5ip, 8h, 6r, 6er, 0bb, 3k, 2hr, 1wp)...His next 2 outings came in relief, posting a 13.50 ERA (2.2ip, 4er)...Following his relief appearances picked up his first win of the season on 6/21 at San Francisco.....beginning with that start went 9-5 with a 4.34 ERA the rest of the season...Was named Diamondbacks Player of the Month for July as he went 2-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 5 starts...Produced 8 straight quality starts from 7/7-8/18 as he went 4-2 with a 2.18 ERA during this stretch (53.2ip, 13er)...Struck out a career-high 9 batters over 7.1 innings on 8/2 vs. Houston but took a 3-1 loss. 2004 Spent his first full season in the majors and went 5-5 with a 5.25 ERA in 45 games (14 starts) with Montreal...Went 4-4 with a 5.76 ERA as a starter and 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA as a reliever...Made 13 of his first 15 appearances as a starter...Produced 4 quality starts...Recorded his first Major League hit on 4/28 at San Diego with a single off Adam Eaton.....snapped an 0-for-35 skid. 2003 Entered the season as the seventh-best prospect in the Expos organization according to Baseball America...Began the season in the minor leagues and combined to go 1-0 with a 1.66 ERA in 4 starts between Triple-A Edmonton (2gs) and Double-A Harrisburg (2gs)...Was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period ending 4/20...Was recalled by Montreal on 4/24...Went 6-8 with a 4.34 ERA in 23 games (20 starts) with the Expos, making 10 quality starts...Made his Major League debut on 4/26 vs. Houston and received no decision (6ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 4bb-1int, 7k, 1hr)...Recorded his first career victory in a 6-3 win on 5/14 at San Francisco (8ip, 5h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 1k, 1hr)...Allowed 3 hits over 8.0 shutout innings in a 3-0 win on 6/23 vs. Pittsburgh (1bb, 2k, 2hbp), tying his career high for innings pitched...Was named Expos Player of the Month for June as he went 3-1 with a 1.43 ERA in 6 starts...From 7/8-8/5 recorded a career-high 5-game losing streak over 6 starts, posting a 10.44 ERA (25ip, 29er)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/8, retroactive to 8/6, with tendinitis in the right shoulder. 2002 Entered the season as the sixth-best prospect in the Marlins organization according to Baseball America...Began the season at Triple-A Calgary, going 4-11 with a 6.72 ERA in 17 games (16 starts)...Had an outing in which he allowed 10 runs over 2.0 innings on 6/1 vs. Edmonton and an outing in which he had 10 strikeouts over 6.0 innings on 6/18 at Sacramento...Was traded to Montreal, along with OF Cliff Floyd, INF Wilton Guerrero and cash considerations, in exchange for RHP Carl Pavano, LHP Graeme Lloyd, RHP Justin Wayne, INF Mike Mordecai and a player to be named (RHP Don Levinski) on 7/11...Was assigned to Double-A Harrisburg, where he was 2-2 with a 4.64 ERA in 8 starts...Following the season pitched for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. 2001 Entered the season as the sixth-best prospect in the Marlins organization according to Baseball America...Went 8-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 27 starts at Double-A Portland...Ranked second in the Eastern League in strikeouts (151)...Allowed a league-leading 25 home runs...Held opponents to a .211 batting average, fifth among league starters...Was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period ending 5/20...Recorded double-digit strikeout games on 8/14 at Binghamton (10k) and 8/25 vs. Binghamton (11k). 2000 Was named the Marlins' Organizational Pitcher of the Year after posting a combined 11-6 record and a 3.31 ERA with A-Brevard County and AA-Portland... Named a Florida State League All-Star... Pitched one scoreless inning in the All-Star Game on June 17... Led Brevard County in wins (10), starts (23), innings (145.1) and strikeouts (143)... Ranked third in the FSL in strikeouts and seventh in ERA (3.28)... Posted a 0.42 ERA over his final three starts of the season from August 2-14... Struck out a season-high 10 hitters in a 3-2 loss at Vero Beach on August 8... Was promoted to Portland on August 16... In two starts, posted nine strikeouts in 10.0 innings... Earned his first win at the AA level in his final start of the season on August 29 at Trenton... Rated as the Marlins' No. 6 prospect by Baseball America. 1999 Vargas spent the entire 1999 season with Class A Kane County, posting a 5-5 record with a 3.88 ERA... Pitched in 19 games, tossing 99.2 innings while collecting 88 strikeouts and issuing only 41 walks...Started the season 0-2 with 3.23 ERA over first seven starts before recording his first win of season on May 5 vs Michigan... Went 6.2 innings, struck out seven and allowed three runs in the victory... His next win came on June 4 at Cedar Rapids, his only complete game of the season and fourth of his professional career... Named Kane County Pitcher of the Month for June... Went 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in five starts...B Had 4-2 record with 2.56 ERA in 10 road starts... collected 51 of his 88 strikeouts on the road... Was on the disabled list from July 22-August 13 with right shoulder tendinitis. 1998 Spent parts of 1998 with A Brevard County and the Melbourne Marlins of the Gulf Coast League... Missed action from August 5-September 8 on the disabled list with bunions... Appeared twice (two starts) and posted a 0-1 record with a 4.66 ERA with Brevard... Went 0-4 in five outings (four starts) with a 4.08 ERA at Melbourne... Struck out 27 batters over 28.2 innings. 1997 Pitched for the Marlins in Dominican Summer League in 1996-97... Went 6-2 with career-best 2.50 ERA in 1997... Worked 13 games (10 starts), notching 81 strikeouts in 79.2 innings. 1996 Began pro career with the Marlins' Dominican Summer League team at age 16 in 1996... Was 2-3 with 3.09 ERA.