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Mets activate Vargas (calf), option Oswalt

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PITTSBURGH -- Following Thursday night's 12-6 win over the Pirates, the Mets announced they optioned right-hander Corey Oswalt to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for left-hander Jason Vargas, who will return from the disabled list to start against the Pirates on Friday.

Vargas, 35, made his last start for the Mets on June 19 before a strained right calf injury landed him on the DL. He's made nine starts for New York this season and is 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA 

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PITTSBURGH -- Following Thursday night's 12-6 win over the Pirates, the Mets announced they optioned right-hander Corey Oswalt to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for left-hander Jason Vargas, who will return from the disabled list to start against the Pirates on Friday.

Vargas, 35, made his last start for the Mets on June 19 before a strained right calf injury landed him on the DL. He's made nine starts for New York this season and is 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA 

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Oswalt was recalled from Triple-A on Monday and made a start against the Padres on Wednesday. The 24-year-old rookie struck out four while surrendering a pair of earned runs over five innings and earned his first Major League win.

Mason Wittner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Pittsburgh.

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