Mets Designate Chris Schwinden For Assignment

2:06pm: The Mets designated Schwinden for assignment and optioned Rob Johnson to Buffalo, the team announced (on Twitter).

11:18am: The Mets placed right-hander Chris Schwinden on waivers, Adam Rubin of reports. By placing Schwinden on waivers the Mets will create one of two 40-man roster spots required for right-handed reliever Elvin Ramirez and catcher Josh Thole

Schwinden, 25, has appeared in three games for the Mets this year, making two starts. He has spent most of the season at Triple-A Buffalo, where he has a 2.59 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 48 2/3 innings over the course of nine starts.

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9 Comments on "Mets Designate Chris Schwinden For Assignment"

3 years 2 months ago


matt cooper
3 years 2 months ago


3 years 2 months ago

praise the lord

3 years 2 months ago

FYI Thole never came off of the 40 man roster.

3 years 2 months ago

So Elvin is finally playing in the majors it seems

3 years 2 months ago

Looks like Washington’s scouts knew the Met’s prospects better than the Mets themselves. His injury last year really helped the mets out.

Brian Krysz
3 years 2 months ago

Nickeas isnt even a double A hitter, He should have gone down before Johnson. Alderson with yet another blunder.

3 years 2 months ago

What other one do you have in mind? Nickeas knows the pitching staff much better and helps with pregame planning. While I would have kept Johnson, there are a lot of reasons to keep Nickeas instead.

3 years 2 months ago

Schwinden a future Astro or Twin?  Not a bad guy to add as a fifth man in the rotation.  I could also envision him with the Cubs or Padres.