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Two days after three-homer game, Bisons' Rottino gets the call to Mets

The New York Mets just confirmed the scenario we reported in today's paper -- Bisons' three-home run man Vinny Rottino has been called up to the big leagues for tonight's game in Pittsburgh and pitcher Chris Schwinden has been returned to the Herd so he can make Tuesday afternoon's start against Indianapolis.

Rottino is batting .307 with four homers and 25 RBIs for Buffalo this season. The Mets have dropped back to 12 pitchers now that they're back in National League play after spending the weekend in Toronto, and Rottino gives them 13 positional players.

Schwinden, meanwhile, puts the Bisons back to at least four regular starting pitchers (along with Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia and Garrett Olson). Dylan Owen can spot start in the other slot, unless someone is brough up from Binghamton. Olson goes tonight at 7:05 against Indy.

---Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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