Card: 2007 Topps 52 RC #94
Vincent Antonio Rottino (born April 7, 1980 in Racine, WI) is an American former professional baseball utility player. He has played positions including catcher, first base, third base, and the outfield. Vinny hit .410 as a senior in college in 2002, but went undrafted. He enrolled in pharmacy school and played semi-pro ball. Rottino was signed by scout Brian Johnson as a nondrafted free agent in February 2003. He made his pro debut with the Helena Brewers that summer. He was the Brewers' minor league player of the year in 2004, breaking Prince Fielder's Beloit record for RBI.
Vinny played parts of 5 years in MLB between 2006 and 2012 for the Brewers, Marlins, Mets and Indians. He hit his first major league homer at the age of 32, playing for the New York Mets against Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres on May 26, 2012. Rottino was also the starting catcher for the Italian national baseball team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. After 2012, VInny also played baseball in Japan and Korea.
In 2021, the he joined the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team to provide pre/post-game analysis.
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