|Bats / Throws||Both / Right|
|Date of Birth||7/16/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 170 lbs|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Vargas went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
The 28-year-old infielder has been seeing sporadic playing time and hadn't homered in over a month, but Vargas took advantage of his opportunity in Texas. He now sports a .674 OPS with five homers, 20 RBI and 22 runs in 64 games, and he'll face additional competition for at-bats once Wilmer Flores (foot) rejoins the roster.
Vargas went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Sunday's 10-4 loss to San Francisco.
Vargas started at second base as Ketel Marte was cleared to play outfield for the first time since injuring his hamstring. With Marte limited to second base since returning, Vargas' at-bats took a hit. Expect to see more of Vargas as the primary second baseman until Wilmer Flores (foot) returns.