Cesar Vargas

Position: RHP
Born: 12/30/1991
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on November 20, 2015 (SDP). Originally signed as an international free agent (Mexico) February 9, 2009 (NYY)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA in two starts at San Antonio (Double-A), striking out 14 while walking one and allowing five hits over 12.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from San Antonio April 23 when INF Alexi Amarista went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 4/23/2016

Debut Details
April 23, in an 11-2 loss to the Cardinals. The starting pitcher, Vargas had a fine start, allowing just one run on five hits over five solid innings before the bullpen imploded. He walked three and fanned three, and kept the Cards scoreless until giving up a solo homer to Stephen Piscotty in the sixth inning. After walking the next batter, Matt Holliday, Vargas’s night was over. He threw 88 pitches, 48 for strikes.

Player Notes
Vargas was off to a fine start at the Padres’ Double-A San Antonio affiliate debut after spending seven years in the Yankees’ farm system, including the first three in the Dominican League before coming stateside in 2012. In those seven years, he combined for a 3.12 ERA, striking out 431 batters in 456 innings and limiting hitters to a .235 BAA. In 2015, between Trenton (Double-A) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A), he combined for a 6-0 record and 3.08 ERA in 46 games, 17 of them starts, striking out 76 in 73 innings while walking 22. He gave up just two homers all season. Most of the summer was spent at Trenton, where he was 6-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 43 games and had all of his starts.