D-backs DFA Jake Faria, select IF Ildemaro Vargas from Triple-A Reno

Sep 19, 2021, 9:14 AM | Updated: 9:18 am
Jake Faria #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Chase F...
Jake Faria #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on July 08, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks series finale against the Houston Astros, pitcher Jake Faria was designated for assignment and infielder Ildemaro Vargas was selected from Triple-A Reno, the team announced.

Faria has struggled this season, posting a 5.51 ERA in 32.1 innings pitched. The righty has appeared in 23 games for the D-backs in 2021, including three starts on the mound. Faria gave up five home runs on the season and walked 13 batters. He signed with the D-backs on June 19 after being released by the Los Angeles Angels.

Vargas has played in nine games for the D-backs in 2021. In 18 plate appearances, he has three hits and has drove in three runs.

The 30-year-old made his MLB in 2017, as a member of the D-backs then. Vargas was in Arizona’s system for three years before going to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020. He returned to the D-backs this season on June 2, when he was purchased from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The switch-hitter is a career .236 hitter which included eight home runs and 41 RBIs.

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