Harvey might be the top choice among Mets fans to take Dillon Gee’s spot in the rotation. But manager Terry Collins warned that trial by fire isn’t exactly ideal during a playoff chase.
The Yankees claimed outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from the Red Sox.
The New York Yankees have announced that they have claimed pitcher Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, and have assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Chris Schwinden on waivers from the New York Mets.
The Mets made room for catcher Josh Thole by demoting Rob Johnson and placed starter Chris Schwinden on waivers, promoting reliever Elvin Ramirez.
The New York Mets have recalled catcher-outfielder Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Schwinden to the minor league team.
The New York Mets placed right-hander Miguel Batista on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled right-hander Chris Schwinden.
Chris Johnson had four hits, homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
New York lost 18-9 to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, done in by six errors and an 11-run inning by the Rockies that overwhelmed the offensive display by Scott Hairston, who hit for the cycle.
As the Mets kick off a three-game series in Colorado on Friday night looking for their fourth consecutive victory, the club turns to Chris Schwinden to make his first start of the season.
If the Mets want to keep Pelfrey under their control, in December they would have to offer him at least $4.55 million for 2013 — a year he’d miss a big chunk of.
Mike Pelfrey and Jason Bay have been placed on the DL, the latest round of bad news for a Mets team beset by injuries to key players the past few years.
Chipper Jones had a sacrifice fly and RBI double in the nightcap and a solo homer and a double in the opener, as the Braves swept a doubleheader from the Mets on Thursday night.