The Mets haven't decided if LHP Jason Vargas will make his next scheduled start, assistant GM John Ricco said prior to Sunday's game.
"We are continuing to talk about a lot of different options," Ricco said. "I don't think any decisions have been made yet."
Unless Vargas has an injury, the options are either sending him to the bullpen, sending him to the minors (which he has the right to refuse), or skipping his next rotation turn. Vargas is scheduled to next start on May 31 against the Cubs at Citi Field.
One potential option to replace Vargas in the rotation is Seth Lugo, who the Mets have been considering moving from the bullpen.
Vargas turned in another poor start on Saturday afternoon, with Mets manager Mickey Callaway saying after that the team was keeping him in the rotation because they had no other choice.
"We're still looking for somebody to start in the second game of a doubleheader," Callaway said after Vargas allowed five runs in three innings against the Brewers.. "If we had someone, we don't even have a guy that we know can start Game 2 on Monday."
Saturday's game marked fourth time in five starts that Vargas has allowed at least four runs, and he has completed five innings only once this season. Despite that, he saw some positives in his own performance on the mound.
"I felt like I made some pretty good pitches and made some guys swing and miss," Vargas said. "They were out there swinging the bats. It happens sometimes."
The 35-year-old Vargas walked two batters and struck out five before departing. He now has a 10.62 ERA over five starts.