Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

The Rockies transferred Ottavino (elbow) to the 60-day DL on Thursday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Ottavino has already been ruled out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, so the transaction was mainly for procedural purposes. The Rockies added Yohan Flande to their 40-man roster to replace Ottavino.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino (triceps) underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

This was the expected outcome for Ottavino, and he's now officially undergone the procedure. It will cost him the remainder of 2015, and will cut into 2016 as well. He took over the closer role from LaTroy Hawkins and saw some success prior to the injury. Now, John Axford will likely continue in his duties, while he begins the long rehab process.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino (elbow) will likely require Tommy John surgery, costing him the remainder of the 2015 season, the Denver Post reports.

It appears to be the worst-case scenario for Ottavino, who's suffering from an inflamed triceps and elbow. However, he'll receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews before officially deciding whether or not to undergo the procedure. In his absence, John Axford will likely assume the closer role for the Rockies, while the young hurler would face a long recovery road ahead following the potential procedure.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino (triceps) continues to seek multiple opinions on his elbow injury before deciding what route to take in his recover, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Ottavino underwent a recent MRI that showed elbow inflammation along with the initial triceps injury. An official timetable hasn't been set yet, but it should come once his exact injury and plan has been established.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino, who was already diagnosed with triceps inflammation, underwent an MRI Tuesday that also showed elbow inflammation and he will now miss more time than originally anticipated, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

Ottavino is already on the disabled list, and will stay with the team through its road trip and will then meet with team doctors in Denver early next week to get a more precise diagnosis. He admitted that he did not feel good pitching in his last two outings, and it now sounds as if Ottavino could miss a very significant chunk of the season. The triceps inflammation alone reminded some of what Justin Verlander is going through, and he is out indefinitely and has yet to pitch this season. In leagues without DL spots and with shallow benches, it may be time to look for a better option on waivers. John Axford will be the Rockies' closer in the short term.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with right triceps inflammation.

It's unclear when Ottavino suffered the injury as he pitched a scoreless inning and picked up the save in his last outing Saturday, but he'll miss at least the minimum 15 days as he deals with the inflammation. John Axford recorded a save earlier last week, so he figures to be in line to take over the closer duties while Ottavino remains sidelined.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning Friday to pick up his third save of the season.

Interestingly enough, Ottavino yielded a save chance to John Axford earlier this week. He appears to be the Rockies' closer now, but Ottavino's usage may be slightly different than some of the game's top-tier ninth-inning options.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino recorded his first win of the season in Wednesday's 5-4 nipping of the Padres.

Ottavino entered in a non-save situation in the top of the ninth inning and pitched a scoreless frame, then watched as Daniel Descalso plated a run in the bottom half of the inning to lead the Rockies to a walk-off victory. The right-hander's ERA remains unblemished, and while some peel back can be expected, his outstanding peripherals both this season (12.9 K/9, 1.0 BB/9, 57.1 GB%) and last (9.6, 2.2, 46.7%) suggest there's some level of sustainability to what he's doing. He's well-positioned to hang on to the Rockies' closer gig for good.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 3 months ago

Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his second save in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

Ottavino finished the game for the second straight night and now has three career saves. It looks as though manager Walt Weiss will continue to throw Ottavino out there in save situations.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 3 months ago

Ottavino struck out the side Tuesday night and picked up his first save of the season.

He was given the role by manager Walt Weiss prior to Tuesday's game. Ottavino is struck out a batter per inning since the start of the 2012 season for the Rockies, and he's the best options skills-wise in the bullpen to handle the job. It's not unreasonable to think that he could lock down the role and become a top-10 closer over the course of the season.