The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is 3 1/2 weeks away, and a lot can change before then, but
“This is our team,” said Dipoto, who made a bold move last July, acquiring pitcher
“You’re always looking for ways to get better, to maybe find some smaller pieces to contribute, but the high-profile moves? I wouldn’t suspect that we’re looking for those. I don’t know that we can acquire a better starting pitcher than
The rotation and bullpen and have been thinned by injury and struggled at times with inconsistency, but the starting staff should be buoyed by the return of Vargas, the left-hander who was 6-4 with a 3.65 earned-run average before going on the disabled list because of a blood clot in his armpit June 21.
Vargas, who had the clot surgically removed, will be re-examined Tuesday and hopes to be cleared to resume throwing late next week. Right-hander