Jul 27 9:22a
Vargas (appendectomy) is scheduled to throw another four-inning simulated game Thursday, 610 AM's Josh Vernier reports.
Vargas threw a simulated game Saturday, but "looked rusty" according to manager Ned Yost. His command simply wasn't quite where he wanted it to be, so he'll give a sim game another shot this Thursday in an attempt to iron out those issues. Depending on how the session goes, a clearer timetable could then be laid out for Vargas. Until that happens, lefty Bruce Chen will continue to man his spot in the rotation.