The Washington Nationals selected the contract of infielder Ildemaro Vargas from Triple-A Rochester on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Vargas, 31, hit .245 with 14 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 25 RBI, 27 walks, three stolen bases and 37 runs scored in 73 games between Triple-A Rochester and Triple-A Iowa in Chicago’s (NL) system. He appeared at shortstop (56 G), second base (12 G) and third base (7 G) between the two stops.
Ildemaro (ILL-de-mar-oh) Vargas is a veteran of six Major League seasons, most recently appearing in 10 games with the Chicago Cubs in 2022. He’s hit .227 with 14 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 46 RBI, 21 walks, three stolen bases and 48 runs scored in 186 games across six seasons with Chicago (2020, 2022), Arizona (2017-2020, 2021), Pittsburgh (2021) and Minnesota (2020).