Vinny Rottino LF CLE Nov 08 '78

Vinny Rottino has signed a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League.

The deal is worth $350,000 guaranteed and carries another $100,000 in performance-based incentives. Rottino hit just .148/.232/.328 with three homers in 71 plate appearances last season between the Mets and Indians.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Aug 17 '78

Vinny Rottino has elected free agency.

Rottino was outrighted to the minors by the Indians last month but has decided to hit the market rather than accept the assignment. He offers positional versatility but is a career .165/.241/.299 hitter over 110 plate appearances.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Aug 11 '78

Indians sent OF Vinny Rottino outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Rottino posted a rough .148/.232/.328 batting line in 78 plate appearances this season between the Mets and Indians. The utilityman will be on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot next spring.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE May 12 '78

Indians purchased the contract of INF-OF Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Columbus.

The Tribe claimed Rottino off waivers from the Mets near the end of June. He batted just .182 (6-for-33) in 18 games with New York and is doubtful to suddenly shine in Cleveland. The 32-year-old utilityman can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Apr 07 '78

Indians claimed INF/OF Vinny Rottino off waivers from the Mets.

Rottino was designated for assignment by the Mets over the weekend after batting .182 (6-for-33) with two homers in 18 games. He'll serve as bench depth in the minors.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Apr 05 '78

Mets designated UTIL Vinny Rottino for assignment.

Rottino batted just .182 with a .702 OPS in 18 games this season for New York. The 32-year-old seems likely to pass through waivers and head back to Triple-A Buffalo.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Mar 06 '78

Vinny Rottino went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Padres.

Rottino's solo shot in the first inning was the first home run of his major league career. The 32-year-old journeyman was hitting well at Triple-A Buffalo and may get some more at-bats at first base with Ike Davis being benched against some southpaws, but he can be ignored in the great majority of fantasy leagues.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Mar 01 '78

Mets recalled UTIL Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rottino is batting .307/.361/.479 in 155 plate appearances this year in Triple-A but is doubtful to come close to that level of production in the bigs. He'll meet up with the Mets in Pittsburgh and act as a utilityman.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Mar 01 '78

The Mets are planning to recall Vinny Rottino.

The 32-year-old utilityman should meet up with the Mets on Monday in Pittsburgh. Rottino went 0-for-4 earlier this month in a short stay on the major league roster.

Vinny Rottino LF CLE Feb 12 '78

Mets recalled OF-C-1B Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rottino might only be around for a few days, as the Mets will need a No. 5 starter next week. He'll give them some versatility while on the roster.