UPDATES & NEWS
Jason Vargas picked up his third win after throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mariners on Friday.
After surrendering 12 earned runs over his last two starts, Vargas bounced back in a big way on Friday night to the turn of a seven inning shutout. He is now 3-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through eight starts and should continue to be productive as long as he keeps up his low walk rate (10 BB in 53.1 IP). Vargas will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Orioles on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The 76ers have waived JaVale McGee.
McGee, oddly enough, came out and said he wanted to be a "mentor" to the young players on the Sixers after arriving at the trade deadline. Just a few weeks late, McGee will be packing his bags, hoping he picks up with a contender. The seven-footer reportedly will not have to give back any money in a buyout, and is owed the remainder of his $11.2 million contract, along with $12 million next year. Analysis: Spencer Silva