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Vinny Rottino | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/7/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Vinny Rottino has agreed to 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, 32, batted just .148/.232/.328 in 71 plate appearances last season between the Mets and Indians. Mon, Jan 28, 2013 08:49:00 AM

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Vinny Rottino has elected free agency.

Rottino was outrighted to the minors by the Indians last week 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.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 07:27:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Indians recalled INF/OF Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Columbus.

Rottino, who was claimed off waivers from the Mets in June, was hitting .291/.351/.440 with five home runs, 41 RBI and a .791 OPS in 60 games at Columbus. He has some ability against southpaws, but is unlikely to have a significant role down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:03:00 AM

Indians optioned OF Vinny Rottino to Triple-A Columbus.

Rottino made one start in left field during his brief stay with the Indians. He'll return to an organizational depth role in the minors.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 01:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 04:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 02:25:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 02:23:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:29:00 AM

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.
Sat, May 26, 2012 03:35:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 21, 2012 01:55:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 21, 2012 09:15:00 AM

Mets optioned OF-INF Vinny Rottino to Triple-A Buffalo.

Rottino was cleared to make room for Ronny Cedeno's return from the disabled list. He went 0-for-4 during his brief stint with the big club.
Fri, May 11, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of 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.
Fri, May 4, 2012 02:27:00 PM

Mets signed OF-C-1B Vinny Rottino to a minor league contract.

Rottino went 2-for-14 as a September call-up with the Marlins this season, his first major league action since 2008. The 31-year-old is capable of playing both corner infield and outfield positions as well as behind the plate. He will likely serve as organization depth at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 02:22:00 PM

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