KANSAS CITY, Mo - The Royals went to the free agent market and signed a left-handed pitcher for their starting rotation.
Jason Vargas agreed a four-year deal.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Vargas spent with 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels. He went 9-8 last season with a 4.02 earned run average in 150 innings, according to a news release from the Royals.
Vargas was selected American League Pitcher of the Month in May. He is expected to take a spot in the Royals rotation.