Cleveland (WOIO) - The Indians has placed DH Travis Hafner on the Paternity List. To replace Hafner on the 25-man roster the Indians have recalled 1B/OF Vinny Rottino from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.
Rottino was claimed on outright waivers from the New York Mets on June 27 and optioned to Columbus. With the Clippers he has hit .299 with 4 homers and 32 RBI's in 30 games. For the season at Triple-A (Columbus/Buffalo) he has hit .304 8 homers and 57 RBI's in 66 games.
He previously spent two stints at the big league level with the Mets this year. He hit .182 with a double, 2 home runs and 5 RBI's in 18 games before being designated for assignment on June 25.
Hafner is hitting .230 with 10 homers and 29 RBI's in 59 games so far in 2012. He must remain on the Paternity List from one to three days.