Armas In, Vargas Out

Jason Vargas pitching for the MetsAccording to Adam Rubin, Tony Armas Jr. has finally worked out his visa issues and reported to Mets training camp. Better late than never … next time try MasterCard, Tony.

However, Jason Vargas may be out for three months … or not. The mysterious hip injury that Vargas may have caught from Carlos Delgado could require surgery that would sideline him for a minimum of three months. He was getting a second opinion in Colorado over the weekend; we’ll update you when we get the news.

With Vargas apparently out, El Duque still a question mark, and Armas reporting with only two weeks left of spring training, it would appear that Mike Pelfrey is almost a cinch to make the 25-man roster.

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  1. isuzudude March 17, 2008 at 9:14 am
    unless the Mets have enough confidence in Figueroa to let him start a couple games until Duque deems himself healthy. Or perhaps Sosa can start the season in the rotation, allowing either Sanchez to start the year in the pen instead of on the DL, or allowing Register a chance to remain in the majors and not be offered back to the Rockies. Oh so many options