Throughout the next several weeks, we'll be looking at some prospective free agents the Orioles may be interested in. Not surprisingly, most of them are starting pitchers.
Vital stats: In 12 major league seasons with five teams, Vargas is 85-81 with a 4.17 ERA. The left-hander, who will be 35 next February, led the American League with 18 wins in 2017, the final year of a four-year, $32 million contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Orioles connection: Vargas is 2-4 with a 2.23 ERA in nine regular-season starts against the Orioles, and while he's lost all four decisions he's had at Oriole Park, he has a 3.15 ERA there. In 34.1 innings in Baltimore, Vargas has allowed three home runs.