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Dan Otero | Relief Pitcher | #61

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 21 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Indians and RHP Dan Otero avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.055 million contract.
Otero was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. He earned the nice raise by notching a cool 1.53 ERA over 70 2/3 frames in his first season in Cleveland. It was no fluke as the 31-year-old veteran has a 2.93 career ERA in 255 1/3 innings. While he's unlikely to see save chances in this stacked bullpen, he's a useful piece for Cleveland. Jan 12 - 8:07 PM

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Dan Otero worked around a two-out single and a two-out walk to pick up a surprise save in Wednesday's 8-7 win in extra innings over the Reds.

Otero has been productive in 2016. He owns a 1.20 ERA with a 11/3 K/BB in 15 innings. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect the right-hander to provide anymore saves this year; however, it's nice to see him settle into a comfortable middle-relief role for the Indians after a rough 2015 campaign.
Wed, May 18, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Indians acquired RHP Dan Otero from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.

Otero had been designated for assignment last week. The veteran right-hander held a 6.75 ERA over 41 appearances for the A's last season but put up a 2.01 ERA in his previous two seasons. He has a decent chance to bounce back as a middle relief option.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Phillies designated RHP Dan Otero for assignment.

Otero, who was claimed off waivers from the Athletics in early November, was moved to create a spot on the 40-man roster for the recent additions from the Astros in the Ken Giles trade. There's a decent chance that another team will be willing to take a chance on Otero despite his poor 2015 season.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Phillies claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from the Athletics.

Otero, 30, had a rough 6.75 ERA over 41 appearances this season with Oakland. However, he had a 2.01 ERA in his previous two seasons and induces a ton of ground balls. He's a nice gamble for Philadelphia's bullpen.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

Otero was just option to Triple-A last week, but he's back with the major league rosters expanding on Tuesday. In 30 appearances earlier this season, he held a tough 7.08 ERA. He'll try to redeem himself this month, assuming the A's actually toss him out there for work.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's sent him down to make room for closer Sean Doolittle, who is returning from a shoulder injury. Otero has posted an ugly 7.08 ERA in 30 appearances, though he could get another shot with the A's when rosters expand on September 1.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

After two outstanding seasons in the A's bullpen in 2013 and 2014, Otero posted a troublesome 5.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio in his first 32 2/3 innings this season, prompting his demotion to Triple-A. He'll work in middle relief initially upon his return.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

Otero has been scored upon in five out of his last eight appearances. Arnold Leon is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

Otero was sent down last month after posting a 6.29 ERA over 23 appearances. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero has been among Oakland's bullpen disappointments this season, posting a 6.29 ERA over 23 appearances. He's being replaced by Pat Venditte.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento.

No word yet on the corresponding move, but since he was only optioned three days ago, it means that an Athletic (perhaps Sean Doolittle or John Jaso) is headed to the disabled list.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero holds a 1.96 ERA over 89 relief appearances for the A's over the last two seasons, so it's an unexpected move. However, it should be a short-term one, with Otero returning on September 1. Craig Gentry (hand) will be activated from the DL on Friday to take Otero's spot on the roster.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Danny Otero pitched a scoreless 12th and notched his seventh relief victory of the year Friday as Oakland edged Toronto 1-0.

The winning run scored on a Melky Cabrera error in the bottom of the 12th. Otero is the first reliever to seven wins this year, having overtaken Bryan Morris of the Pirates and now the Marlins. The sinkerballer has a 2.02 ERA, even though he's struck out just 25 in 53 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Dan Otero earned his first career save on Thursday, hurling a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox in a 4-2 win.

Otero coughed up a one-out double to Dustin Pedroia, but he elicited no further drama. "Were you guys nervous?" Otero asked the ensembled media after the game. Since Sean Doolittle had pitched in two straight days, the A's elected to give Otero the opportunity. Claimed off waivers from the Yankees 14 months ago, Otero has produced a stellar 2.25 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 44 innings this year. We expect him to remain a strong setup man, but Otero shouldn't be expected to earn many more saves.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:29:00 AM

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Relief Pitcher
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