February 23, 2014 11:08 AM

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas works on curve at cutter’s expense

During the 2011 season, Jason Vargas threw cutters 18.8 percent of the time, according to data from Baseball Info Solutions. During the height of the game’s cutter craze, Vargas ranked 15th among qualified pitchers in its usage. These days? "I haven’t thrown one in a bullpen in a year," he said.

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