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Schwinden returns to Buffalo

Chris Schwinden could have his own version of the song "Traveling Man" with the way his year has gone. He's made a lot of stops all over professional baseball, and he returns to pitch in Coca-Cola Field for the Buffalo Bisons this afternoon as they close out their four-game series with the Toledo Mud Hens.

This will be his first time pithcing in Buffalo since May 22.

Schwinden started the year with the Herd and was promoted to the New York Mets twice. On June 1 he was designated for assignment, and that's where his travels began.

Schwinden was designated for assignment five times between June 1 and July 10 being claimed by four differnet teams. From the Mets he was claimed by Toronto then by Cleveland then by the Yankees. He was claimed agian by the Mets on July 5, was designated for assignment on July 10 and cleared waivers to be assigned to Buffalo.

Schwinden has gone 3-4 with a 2.44 ERA in 10 starts with the Herd this season.

This afternoon's Bisons lineup:

Fred Lewis -- LF
Brad Emaus -- 2B
Adam Loewen -- 1B
Zach Lutz -- 3B
Josh Satin -- DH
Valentino Pascucci -- RF
Josh Rodriguez -- SS
Matt den Dekker --CF
Lucas May -- C

-- Amy Moritz 

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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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