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Chris Schwinden Demoted By New York Mets, Vinny Rottino Called Up

Chris Schwinden did not last long in the New York Mets rotation.

The club announced that the right-handed pitcher, given the first opportunity to replace the injured Mike Pelfrey in New York's starting rotation, was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. The move came after Schwinden was shelled in two consecutive outings, not making it past the fourth inning in either one.

The Mets also called up outfielder Vinny Rottino from Buffalo and transferred Pelfrey, out for the entire season due to Tommy John surgery, to the 60-day DL.

Schwinden gave up five earned runs on seven hits in four innings against the Colorado Rockies on April 27, then followed it during his next start on Wednesday by serving up five more earned runs on six hits in four innings against the Houston Astros.

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