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Former Mariner Vargas to have blood clot removed

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Former Mariner Vargas to have blood clot removed

Detroit,  MI  (Sports Network) -  The Los  Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced  before  Tuesday’s game  against the  Detroit Tigers  that left-handed  pitcher  Jason  Vargas will have surgery to remove a blood clot from his left armpit on  Wednesday.    

Vargas,  who was placed  on the 15-day disabled list last Friday, has gone 6-4  with  a  3.65 ERA in  14 starts  this season, his  first with the Angels after  being acquired from the Mariners in an offseason trade.

The  procedure  will shut  him down for  two weeks before  he’s able to resume  throwing  again,  at which point  he should build  back enough arm strength to  return before the end of July.    

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