Showing posts with label Chris Schwinden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Schwinden. Show all posts

Friday, July 06, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Torres, Francisco, Schwinden

Some Mets News and Notes:

Tony La Russa is pondering starting R.A. Dickey in the All-Star game. But the NL manager seems hesitant, considering that none of the catchers on his roster have ever caught Dickey’s knuckleball. Other candidates to start for the NL include Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez.

Dickey will appear on “The David Letterman Show” next Wednesday night.

Andres Torres has a bad back. Collins is concerned. It is unknown at this point if Torres will need to spend time on the disabled list.

Frank Francisco (DL, left oblique) will throw off a mound Saturday, then make at least four rehab appearances before returning to the Mets. Jason Bay will report to Port St. Lucie Friday, Collins said.

Chris Schwinden was reclaimed by the Mets, five weeks after they waived him and lost him to the Blue Jays. He was optioned to Triple-A. Schwinden made a combined five Triple-A starts for Las Vegas (Toronto), Columbus (Cleveland) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees).

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mets Chris Schwinden placed on waivers to make room for Elvin Ramirez

According to ESPN News, Chris Schwinden who vacated one of the two roster spots that need to be opened for the promotion of right-handed reliever Elvin Ramirez and activation of catcher Josh Thole from the disabled list.

Schwinden was placed on waivers by the Mets on Thursday, that maneuver would free a 40-man roster spot for Ramirez.

The 25-year-old Schwinden is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA in 8 2/3 innings at the major league level this season. He has made three appearances (two starts).

The Mets still will need to free a 25-man roster spot for Thole.

Assuming the Mets do not go with three catchers -- which would not seem the likelihood -- Mike Nickeas would appear far more vulnerable than Rob Johnson for a demotion.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Roster Moves: Quintanilla, Schwinden, Turner, Acosta

The Mets will promote Omar Quintanilla and Chris Schwinden for Tuesday's game, with Quintanilla -- a former Rockie and Ranger -- expected to start at shortstop.

To clear roster room, the Mets are expected to designate Acosta (11.86 ERA) for assignment and place Turner on the disabled list.

Quintanilla fouled a ball off a foot Sunday, but played Monday for Triple-A Buffalo without issue. He was hitting .282 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 156 at-bats with the Bisons.

Schwinden tossed 99 pitches for Buffalo on Sunday, but presumably would be asked to step in if Hefner has a short outing today in his second major league start.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Mets Making Roster Moves: Option Schwinden, Call up Rottino, Batista will start in 5th spot

The Mets on Friday announced that Batista will take Chris Schwinden's place in the rotation. Batista will be available out of the bullpen throughout this weekend, before starting Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.

That could last for any number of starts, with manager Terry Collins indicating he would like for Batista to stay in that role at least until Chris Young is ready to join the team.

The Mets optioned the struggling Schwinden to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Friday's game, activating utility man Vinny Rottino to take his place on the roster.

Rottino's stay in New York will be temporary; once Batista moves out of the bullpen, the Mets will replace him with another reliever -- most likely D.J. Carrasco, who has moved up to Buffalo in his rehab from a sprained right ankle.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Schwinden's spot in the rotation is in jeopardy, don't expect Matt Harvey callup just yet

Harvey not a option
According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, The Mets spent part of Thursday reevaluating Schwinden’s job status, and will make an announcement about their rotation on Friday. Naturally, some fans are hoping Harvey will take Schwinden’s place.

But the reality of the situation is that both Jeremy Hefner and Miguel Batista are candidates to start against the Phillies next week and Harvey is not.

Neither are fellow prospects Jeurys Familia and Zack Wheeler, who would not be considered even if he were not on the disabled list for Double-A Binghamton with a fingernail issue.

Sandy Alderson understands the clamor for Matt Harvey, and the desire some fans feel to see a phenom pitching in New York. But the GM also knows that he has a responsibility to treat one of his most valuable assets cautiously.

“Aside from Matt himself — and I love that he thinks this way — there is no one in the organization who feels he is ready to be in the major leagues,” Alderson told the Daily News on Thursday.

Matt Harvey is 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA for Triple-A Buffalo. Also in 30 innings, he has given up 31 hits..

“He has only had 30 innings at Triple-A,” Alderson said. “He is not ready.”

Monday, September 05, 2011

RHP Chris Schwinden's Major League debut is expected to come Thursday against Braves

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Right-hander Chris Schwinden's major league debut is expected to come Thursday in one game of a makeup doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, according to a team insider.

Assistant GM John Ricco confirmed Schwinden as well as first baseman Valentino Pascucci and outfielder Mike Baxter will be promoted now that Triple-A Buffalo has completed its season.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mets Starting Pitcher Candidates to replace Jon Niese in the rotation..

The Mets may need as many as two starters from Triple-A Buffalo during next week's series against the Marlins, but rainouts are forecast, potentially alleviating the need to use two of three from Miguel Batista, Pat Misch and Chris Schwinden.

Insiders predict the 40-year-old Batista, who was released by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this season, may be with the Mets as soon as this Friday's series opener against the Braves and is the best option to start. (The Post says a Sunday rainout against the Braves could be made up during a series in Atlanta in September, with the Mets as home team one game, although the more likely scenario is a mutual Sept. 8 off-day.)

Batista, meanwhile, allowed four runs on nine hits, including a pair of homers, in 5 2/3 innings in his past start, but the newly promoted Nickeas said: "That line can be taken with a grain of salt a little bit because it was in Columbus. The couple of homers that they hit, it's a small park, and the wind was blowing out. I would say they actually didn't hit him that hard. They just hit homers there."

Nickeas went on to say Batista has "a lot" left at age 40.

"His velocity has been good," Nickeas said. "His command has improved steadily since he started."
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