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Vargas signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Royals on Thursday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The Angels are unlikely to extend Vargas a qualifying offer for the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Vargas (9-8) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 6.1 innings pitched in a loss to the Rangers Sunday.
Vargas went the distance without allowing a run in a win against the Athletics on Tuesday, allowing four hits and striking out five in the contest.
Vargas allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings of work, picking up a no-decision against the Athletics on Wednesday.
Vargas was hit hard by the Astros on Friday, giving up eight runs on nine hits in just 4.1 innings pitched to fall to 8-7 on the season.
Vargas gave up two earned runs on six hits over six innings against Texas on Sunday. He walked one and struck out eight, but didn't factor into the decision.
Vargas was hit hard by the Rays on Tuesday, surrendering five runs on 10 hits through four innings of work.
Vargas was sharp Thursday, pitching seven innings and allowing two hits and no runs while striking out seven in a win against the Rays.
Vargas allowed one run on eight hits through 6.1 innings of work in a win against the Mariners on Saturday.
Vargas gave up three earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings Sunday against Houston, but didn't factor into the decision.
Vargas (arm) was greeted rudely in his return from the disabled list Tuesday, as he surrendered four runs on eight hits in just 4.1 innings of work against the Yankees.
Vargas (arm) hopes to take the mound during the Angels' four-game series at the Yankees next week, the Orange County Register reports.
Vargas (arm) allowed four runs on four hits through 4.2 innings of work in a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Vargas (arm) is expected to make a rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Salt Lake City, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Vargas (arm) is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game Saturday, after which he could head out for a rehab assignment, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "The sim game will give us a better indication," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's going to need at least those two. We'll see where he is after that."
Vargas (arm) tossed a bullpen session Monday, which went "really" well, the Orange County Register reports.
Vargas (arm) has received clearance to pitch off a mound, thus allowing him to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, the Orange County Register reports.
Vargas (arm) has been cleared to resume throwing Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.
Vargas had a blood clot surgically removed from his armpit Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot in his left armpit, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.
Vargas will receive a second opinion Monday on the blood clot festering in his right armpit, the MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.