60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 3 days ago

Ottavino (elbow) threw a live batting practice session Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ottavino is nearing the final stages of his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he threw 21 pitches at Coors Field on Saturday. The right-hander remains without a firm return timetable, but he would appear to be on track to return sometime around the All-Star break, barring a setback.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 2 weeks ago

Ottavino (elbow) hopes to face live hitters later this month, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ottavino is making steady progress on his return from Tommy John surgery, but he still is a ways away from returning. There's no firm timetable for his return, but if he is able to face live hitters later in the month, a return around the All-Star break is well within the realm of possibility.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino (elbow) threw breaking balls off a mound for the first time in his last bullpen session and plans to do so again Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears Ottavino is making progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which is definitely good to hear. If the Wednesday bullpen session goes well, the right-hander will head to the Rockies' spring training facility to continue his throwing program. There is no firm timetable for his return, but Ottavino is hoping to be back around the All-Star Break.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 2 months ago

Ottavino (elbow) will throw 15 pitches off a mound Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will open the 2016 season on the 60-day DL after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. So far, there have been no reported setbacks Ottavino's recovery, and the Rockies will hope that continues as he ramps up his throwing activity. Jake McGee, Jason Motte, and Chad Qualls were brought in this offseason to bolster the back-end of the Colorado bullpen.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 3 months ago

Ottavino has been put on the 60-day DL, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This move followed the Rockies' claim of Tony Wolters off of waivers. The 30-year-old is recovering from Tommy John surgery, so his move to the 60-day DL is not much of a surprise. He threw 10.3 shutout innings for Colorado in 2015 and has a career 3.88 ERA. The Rockies expect him to be back around mid-season.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 5 months ago

Ottavino's recovery from Tommy John surgery is going according to schedule and the Rockies expect him to be back by mid-season, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rockies signed Ottavino to a three-year extension early Saturday, indicating that the team is confident that he will return to form after missing the majority of the 2015 campaign to recover from Tommy John surgery. He pitched well prior to his injury, notching three saves and allowing zero runs over 10.1 innings of work out of the bullpen. The Rockies signed Jason Motte during the offseason, making him the prohibitive favorite to close games, but Ottavino could compete for a setup role once healthy.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.