Vinny Rottino LF CLE Jan 28 '13
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 Nov 05 '12
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 Oct 31 '12
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 Aug 01 '12
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 May 26 '12
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 May 21 '12
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.