In his only Major League appearance Sept. 8, the 24-year-old Schwinden allowed five runs on five hits in five innings pitched, striking out four and allowing a walk. He hasn't pitched since, a result of already throwing 150 2/3 innings this season, more than he has before in his professional career.
Batista has been effective in three starts for the Mets, going 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA, but at 40 years old, it is unlikely he will figure into the Mets' long-term plans.
"We might make an adjustment there. I just want to probably let Chris Schwinden have some time to catch his breath a little bit," Collins said. "He's had a long season, but we ultimately have to take another look at him."