The Mets acquired right-handed relief pitcher Wilmer Font in a trade Monday with the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Front, who turns 29 later this month, has appeared in 10 games this season and has a 5.79 ERA. Over his five-year major league career, he is 3-3 with a 6.51 ERA.
Last season, Font split time between the Dodgers, A's and Rays. He started five games for Tampa Bay in 2018.
Vargas will likely be placed on the injured list with a hamstring injury, according to SNY's Andy Martino. The injury, however, is not considered serious.
The Mets also announced that Yoenis Cespedes has been moved to the 60-day IL to make room for Font on the 40-man roster.