Vargas needs season-ending surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals left-hander Jason Vargas has a torn ulnar ligament in his elbow and will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Vargas left his start against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night after throwing just 26 pitches. He had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed the extent of the injury.

“The report didn’t come back good,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s definitely going to have to have surgery. He’s going to be out for a while. I mean it’s a...

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