Indians claim Rottino, drop Schwinden

June, 27, 2012
6/27/12
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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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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