Royals sign left-hander Jason Vargas to four-year deal

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.

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