The Mets made a roster move Monday, promoting utilityman Vinny Rottino and returning Chris Schwinden to Buffalo.
For Schwinden, it was a short visit to The Show; just one day, temporarily replacing Miguel Batista on the roster on Sunday. It is clear the Mets have little or no confidence in Schwinden because they chose to keep Manny Acosta and his 10.53 ERA on the team rather than Schwinden and his 11.25 ERA in two starts. The lesser of two evils, I guess.
This is Rottino’s second stint with the Mets this season — he was hitless in four at-bats earlier this month. However he hit three home runs on Saturday for Buffalo, so maybe he’s on a hot streak. We’ll get to see quickly if the 32-year-old right handed hitter can handle big league pitching; he is set to start at first base Monday night in Pittsburgh against Erik Bedard. Poor struggling Ike Davis rides the pine again instead of facing another tough lefty.