Vinny Rottino expected to join Mets today in Pittsburgh

“Vinny Rottino is expected to rejoin the Mets today in Pittsburgh,” according to a baseball source, Adam Rubin reports for ESPN New York.

Rottino is hitting .307 with a .361 OBP this year for Triple-A Buffalo. He was promoted to the Mets a few weeks ago, during which he was hitless in four at bats. He hit .277 with three HR and nine RBI in his nine games for Buffalo after being returned to Triple-A.

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Matthew Cerrone: Rottino will likely replace a pitcher, meaning a five-man bench and a seven-man bullpen. The Mets need Jeremy Hefner in the rotation, so either Chris Schwinden or Manny Acosta should get the boot. Acosta has a history here, some good, some bad, and though he’s been mostly terrible this season, I bet he sticks here and Schwinden goes back down.