We saw some moves coming up soon, but this likely isn’t what we were looking for.
The Indians made a pair of small moves today, as they claimed IF/OF Vinny Rottino off outright waivers from the New York Mets. The versatile 32-year-old journeyman is expected to join the AAA Columbus roster and, of course, will be on the 40-man roster.
In 511 career AAA games, he’s a .294/.360/.436 hitter. He’s notched plenty of time at catcher, right field, left field, third base and first base over the years. A right-handed bat, he’s just at .188/.282/.319 in 44 career MLB games with Milwaukee, Florida and the Mets dating back to 2006.
In a corresponding move, the Indians DFA’d RHP Chris Schwinden, a starter for the Clippers. He actually had been picked up off waivers from the Blue Jays just a few weeks back. In three starts for Columbus, he was 1-2 with a 5.87 ERA, striking out five batters against six walks in 15.1 IP.