Vargas rejoins Brewers in relief role
Fateful outing vs. Cardinals a revelation for veteran righty
MILWAUKEE -- One outing -- one at-bat, really -- changed everything for the Brewers' Claudio Vargas in 2009.Before he stared down St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols with the bases loaded on Sept. 3 in St. Louis, Vargas regarded himself as a starter first and a reliever second. But Pujols grounded out, the Brewers held on for a tense 4-3 win, and Vargas' mindset began to shift.
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