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Mets promote C-OF Rottino, send down RHP Schwinden

Associated Press Published: May 21, 2012
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Mets have recalled catcher-outfielder Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Schwinden to the minor league team.

The Mets made the moves before Monday night's game at Pittsburgh.

The 32-year-old Rottino was with the Mets for a week earlier this month and went 0 for 4 in three games. He had a 20-game hitting streak this year in the minors.

Rottino played briefly for the Marlins last year and was with Milwaukee for parts of three seasons.

Schwinden was 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA in two starts for the Mets.