It’s been exactly three weeks since Jason Vargas had surgery to repair a blood clot in his left armpit area. He still hasn’t thrown off a mound.
Neither has the left-hander had any setbacks since he began throwing from flat ground, and Vargas said he could have his first bullpen session next week.
“If everything goes well, yeah, I would think so,” he said.
Vargas said he would likely meet with a team doctor next Monday or Tuesday to determine the next step.
“There’s no pain. There was never any pain. There’s an incision in my armpit. If I try to throw as hard as I can, I could damage the incision.”