Kennys Vargas
    Kennys Vargas
    Kennys Vargas
    Healthy
    First Baseman | Free Agent
    Bats / Throws Both / Right
    Date of Birth 8/1/1990
    Height, Weight 6'5", 275 lbs
    From Canovanas, PRI
    College None
    Drafted 2009
    Salary --
    Nationality Puerto Rico PRI
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Both / Right
    Date of Birth 8/1/1990
    Height, Weight 6'5", 275 lbs
    From Canovanas, PRI
    College None
    Drafted 2009
    Salary --
    Nationality Puerto Rico PRI
    RotowireNov 6, 7:41a ET

    News

    Vargas agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese Pacific League, Seth Stohs of TwinsDaily.com reports.

    Impact

    After being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster coming out of spring training, Vargas spent the entire 2018 campaign at Triple-A Rochester, delivering a .240/.326/.425 slash line across 644 plate appearances. With that production unlikely to earn Vargas much more than a minor-league deal this winter, the 28-year-old elected to take his talents overseas for the 2019 season. Contact issues have limited the impact of Vargas' considerable pop in the majors and high minors, but he could emerge as a top slugger in Japan while teeing off against lower-caliber pitching.