With the Mets not needing a fifth starter due to off days last Thursday and today, they will be skipping Jason Vargas' next turn through the rotation.
Zack Wheeler will start against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday, with Jacob deGrom getting the start on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Mets are again evaluating Seth Lugo's role, after he fired 6.0 shutout innings against the Yankees on Sunday night. If the Mets move Lugo to the rotation full-time, that will likely mean Vargas shifting to the bullpen.
Vargas has rebounded after a dreadful first three starts of the season, allowing two runs or fewer in three of his last four starts, though he has yet to pitch beyond the fifth inning this season.
Overall, Vargas has a 7.71 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 30.1 innings over seven starts.