Indians Claim Chris Schwinden Off Waivers

The Indians announced that they have claimed right-hander Chris Schwinden off of waivers from the Blue Jays.  Schwinden has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

The 25-year-old spent less than a week with Toronto after being picked up off of waivers from the Mets on Saturday.  Schwinden started two games for the Mets this year and nine starts for Triple-A Buffalo in which he posted a 2.59 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9.  The righty allowed eight runs in three innings in his lone start for Toronto's Triple-A affiliate.