NEW YORK -- Jason Vargas was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a strained calf a day before his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York announced the move following an 8-3 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night. RelieverJerry Blevinswill start Sunday's game.
The left-handed Vargas is 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA in nine starts since opening the season on the DL with a broken right hand. He most recently gave up seven runs in 2 innings at Coors Field on Tuesday.
Chris Flexen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Vargas' spot.
Mets put Jason Vargas (calf) on DL night before scheduled start