Indians claim Rottino, drop Schwinden

Vinny Rottino

Vinny Rottino

#33 OF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM18
  • HR2

  • RBI5

  • R8

  • OBP.308

  • AVG.182

CHICAGO -- Vinny Rottino, who was designated for assignment to free a 40-man roster spot for left-hander Justin Hampson, has been claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians. Rottino has options remaining and can be sent to Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians designated for assignment right-hander Chris Schwinden, another ex-Met, in order to free up the 40-man roster spot for Rottino. Schwinden originally was claimed off waivers from the Mets by the Blue Jays, and then grabbed again by the Indians off waivers days later.