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Adam Ottavino | Relief Pitcher | #0

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Northeastern
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (30) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies signed RHP Adam Ottavino to a three-year $10.4 million contract extension.
The deal buys out the right-hander's last two years of arbitration and his first year of free agency. Ottavino is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Rockies' bullpen until midway through the 2016 season. The 30-year-old hurler owns a career 3.88 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 254/92 K/BB ratio over 255 innings. Sat, Dec 19, 2015 01:50:00 PM

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Rockies activated RHP Adam Ottavino from the 60-day disabled list.

The right-hander took over the Rockies closer gig early in the season, but was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery in May which ended his season. He resumed throwing in August and is expected to be ready to rejoin the Rockies bullpen midway through the 2016 season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Adam Ottavino (elbow) began throwing from flat ground on Thursday.

It's the first time the right-hander has been able to throw since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. He won't be ready to rejoin the Rockies bullpen until midway through the 2016 season.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 08:55:00 PM

Rockies transferred RHP Adam Ottavino from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for Yohan Flande. Ottavino, of course, is done for the season following Tommy John surgery.
Fri, May 15, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Adam Ottavino underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

Ottavino is done for the season and his rehab will likely stretch into the early part of 2016. It's a tough break for the 29-year-old, who recently got his first chance as a closer and appeared primed for a big season. John Axford is now handling save chances for Colorado.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, May 7, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Adam Ottavino revealed Monday that he's likely to have Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The warning alarm was sounded when it was reported last Friday that Ottavino was seeking multiple opinions on his elbow, and the reliever's worst fears have come true. It's brutal news for Ottavino, as he had taken over the Rockies' closer role and appeared poised for a breakthrough season. He'll now be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. John Axford has assumed the ninth inning role for the Rox, although it's possible LaTroy Hawkins could eventually get another shot when he returns from a biceps injury.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, May 4, 2015 05:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Adam Ottavino (triceps, elbow) is in the process of seeking multiple opinions from orthopedists.

Ottavino is nursing injuries to both his triceps and elbow and it's probably not a good sign that the Rockies are still trying to get a better handle on what exactly he's dealing with. More should be known about his status before long. John Axford is currently filling in as Colorado's closer.
Fri, May 1, 2015 01:02:00 PM

Adam Ottavino said he's "definitely worried" about his right elbow after it was found he has inflammation in the elbow.

"I'm definitely worried. I haven't been on the DL for something in like four years. I love to pitch. I'd really like to be out there. It's kind of weird. I haven't had any elbow/triceps issues in my whole career," Ottavino said. The right-hander is still with the team despite being on the disabled list, suggesting that the club isn't too concerned with the long-term outlook for Ottavino's arm. He's shut down for now and more should be known about his prognosis after the team returns to Denver on Monday.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:59:00 PM

An MRI has revealed that, in addition to right triceps inflammation, Adam Ottavino also has inflammation in his elbow.

A more specific diagnosis won't be available until early next week, but it's looking like Ottavino will be on the shelf longer than initially expected. "It's more than I thought it would be," Ottavino said. "Now I'm just waiting to find out more." John Axford will handle the closing duties for the Rockies while Ottavino is out.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Rockies placed RHP Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with right triceps inflammation.

It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously it's good news that he appears to have no structural damage. John Axford picked up a save last week while Ottavino was unavailable and looks like the guy to own in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Adam Ottavino is currently dealing with slight soreness in his lower triceps.

The Rockies said that Ottavino was unavailable on Thursday due to general soreness, and now the area for concern is known. John Axford filled in admirably in a save chance Thursday and would stand to benefit the most if Ottavino was forced to miss any significant amount of time.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Adam Ottavino notched the win in relief after the Rockies came back to beat the Padres 5-4 on Wednesday.

Ottavino worked a perfect ninth in a tie game before Daniel Descalso won it in the bottom of the ninth. Ottavino is off to a ridiculous start, with just one hit allowed and 12 strikeouts in 8 1/3 scoreless innings.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 11:52:00 PM

Adam Ottavino notched a save on the second consecutive day Wednesday against the Giants.

He struck out two. On Monday, Ottavino had one career save. He's recorded two in the past 48 hours and should earn plenty more if he keeps mocking gravity with that slider. LaTroy Hawkins fended off father time to retain closer jobs for years, but Ottavino is proving to be a more formidable foe. Rockies manager Walt Weiss has officially given Ottavino the job and the leash doesn't figure to be short. Ottavino, who hasn't given up a run this year, should be on zero waiver wires. Right the wrong if your fellow owners are snoozing.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 01:13:00 AM

Adam Ottavino struck out all three batters he faced to pick up his first save of the season Tuesday against the Giants.

He fanned Brandon Crawford, Justin Maxwell, and Norichika Aoki in succession, looking so good that Rockies manager Walt Weiss named him the team's closer after the game. Rafael Betancourt, who earned the save Monday with Ottavino unavailable, pitched the eighth and allowed a run, helping Ottavino shine even brighter on Tuesday. Ottavino has been solid over the last two seasons in Colorado and obviously needs to be owned in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 01:29:00 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that he'd be confident in using Adam Ottavino as his closer on days when LaTroy Hawkins needs a break.

"Adam has 'back end of the game' stuff," Weiss said. "There are times when we'll have to use a closer by committee, and he would certainly be one of those options." Hawkins enters 2015 as the unquestioned closer after a surprisingly solid 2014 campaign, but he's 42 and retiring after the season, so the Rockies need to groom a replacement. Ottavino appears to be clearly second in line ahead of Rex Brothers and could eventually take over the ninth inning at some point in 2015.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 12:33:00 PM

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