Mets place Jason Vargas on DL night before scheduled start

New York Mets relief pitcher Jason Vargas reacts to giving up a two-run home run to Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Vargas has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a strained calf a day before his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York announced the move following an 8-3 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The left-handed Vargas is 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA in nine starts since opening the season on the DL with a broken right hand. He most recently gave up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings at Coors Field on Tuesday.

New York has not announced a replacement starter for Sunday’s game.

Chris Flexen has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Vargas’ spot.

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