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Adam Ottavino | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adam Ottavino worked a scoreless 10th inning to pick up his first save of the season as the Rockies defeated the Cubs on Wednesday.
Regular closer LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable after pitching two innings in Tuesday night's 16-inning affair. Ottavino got two quick outs before allowing Starlin Castro to reach on a single, but was able to get Luis Valbuena to line out to end the contest. With the Rockies likely to hang on to Hawkins, per reports, save opportunities will continue to be few and far between for Ottavino, who has a 3.80 ERA on the season. Jul 30 - 11:40 PM

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Rockies manager Walt Weiss on Thursday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Adam Ottavino eventually seeing time in the closer role "down the road."

"I wouldn't rule it out," Weiss said. "There's enough stuff — he's been dominant this year. He's one of those wipeout right-handed relievers. So he's a great matchup guy. But he certainly has the stuff to, down the road, pitch in that role." The common thought has been that if the Rockies made a change at closer, Rex Brothers would be the one to replace LaTroy Hawkins. However, it could be Ottavino, who has shared setup duties with Brothers and has been the team's best reliever this season, posting a 1.40 ERA and 18/2 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings.
Source: Denver Post
May 23 - 9:58 AM

Adam Ottavino boasts a 2.01 ERA over 22 1/3 relief innings for the Rockies.

Ottavino has pitched exceedingly well as a swingman, posting a 24/5 K/BB rate and 1.12 WHIP in 14 appearances. As a 27-year-old, he appears likely to remain in the majors over the duration of an entire season for the first time in his career.
Fri, May 24, 2013 01:08:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino struck out four over 2 2/3 perfect innings earlier this month with the Rox. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, May 20, 2012 01:47:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Adam Ottavino to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He was cleared to make room for Wednesday's starter Christian Friedrich on the active roster. Ottavino was just called up from the minors over the weekend and struck out four over 2 2/3 innings during his brief stay with the big club. He'll likely be back at some point.
Wed, May 9, 2012 08:44:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals in April and posted a 3.60 ERA in 15 appearances with Colorado Springs. The 26-year-old figures to function in middle relief with the Rockies.
Sat, May 5, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Rockies claimed RHP Adam Ottavino off waivers from the Cardinals; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

That didn't take long. Ottavino was pushed off the Cards' 40-man roster on Tuesday afternoon, but found a new home within hours. He had a 4.85 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 120/71 K/BB ratio in 141 innings last year at Triple-A.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Cardinals designated RHP Adam Ottavino for assignment.

Ottavino made the switch from starter to reliever this spring, but he posted a 13.50 ERA in three appearances and was quickly sent to minor league camp. The former first-round pick has passed through waivers unclaimed before, but he was dealing with a shoulder ailment the first time around. There's a decent chance he gets claimed this time.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 01:32:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Adam Ottavino, LHP Samuel Freeman and RHP Chuckie Fick to Triple-A Memphis.

Ottavino allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He will act as organizational depth this year for the defending World Series champions.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 04:06:00 PM

Adam Ottavino left Monday's split-squad game against the Nationals after being hit in the right calf by a line drive off the bat of Corey Brown.

Ottavino was running up against his pitch count at the time, so Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny planned to pull him from the game if Brown reached base, anyway. The issue is considered minor.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 10:37:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms the Cardinals will move former first-round pick Adam Ottavino to the bullpen this season.

"There are a lot of guys with more experience, but I think my stuff plays really well in that role," Ottavino said. "I have to turn that into a reality. I have to compete. I'm not going to shy away from anything." Ottavino, who was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster this offseason, posesses the skill-set to flourish in late-inning responsibility. He figures to see an increase in velocity coming out of the bullpen.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 08:05:00 AM

The Cardinals will move former first-round pick Adam Ottavino to the bullpen in 2012.

It's a move that's long overdue. Ottavino, who was added to the 40-man roster last month, has consistently thrown in the mid-90s as a starter, but his pitch counts would often rise early, making him a five-inning pitcher most nights. He should see a minor uptick in velocity with a move to the bullpen, and he has a usable breaking pitch, as well. The 26-year-old will add more depth to an already-loaded collection of right-handed bullpen arms for the Cards.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 01:49:00 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Memphis.

Ottavino, who turns 26 next week, compiled a 4.85 ERA and 120/71 K/BB ratio over 141 innings at the Triple-A level this season. The Cardinals removed him from the 40-man roster following the 2010 season due to a small tear in his right labrum, but they appear confident that his career is back on track. There's a chance he gets a shot as a reliever down the road.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 02:24:00 AM

Adam Ottavino (shoulder) threw live batting practice Monday.

Ottavino suffered a small tear in his right labrum in the middle of last season. He was able to avoid surgery because of an intense rehab program and is now thought to be fully recovered. "I'm just trying to pitch as well as I can," the right-hander said in camp Monday. "Hopefully they still remember I exist." He's likely to start the 2011 season in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 09:20:00 AM

Adam Ottavino does not expect to be hampered by his right shoulder at all this spring.

The right-hander was diagnosed with a small tear in his right labrum last July and did not make an appearance in the second half of the season. Ottavino is rested and ready now, but he'll probably be asked to open the year in the starting rotation at Triple-A Memphis. If the Cardinals bring him up, they'll do so only in an emergency.
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 09:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3Rafael Ynoa
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Drew Stubbs
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Charlie Blackmon
2Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Brett Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio
9Christian Friedrich
10Franklin Morales