Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 weeks ago

Ottavino (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports

EDGE Analysis

There were reports that Ottavino could return before the All-Star break, as he had progressed to throwing on back-to-back days while on a rehab assignment, and he is indeed back almost 14 months to the day after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Ottavino was in the closing mix for Colorado when he went down with the injury, but manager Walt Weiss seems content with Carlos Estevez in the ninth and Jake McGee as the primary setup option for now. Ottavino may be eased back in with work in the middle innings.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 weeks ago

Ottavino (elbow) traveled with the Rockies to San Francisco on Monday and could return to the bullpen before the All-Star break, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino was initially expected to use the full 30 days allowed for rehab assignments, but after throwing in back-to-back games over the weekend, the right-hander may be able to make his debut following last year's Tommy John surgery slightly ahead of schedule. The Rockies naturally won't want to rush him considering the severity of his injury, but manager Walt Weiss did acknowledge that the early return is possible since his rehab assignment went so well. Colorado does have room for Ottavino on the 40-man roster after Yohan Flande was designated for assignment Saturday, meaning the Rockies would only need to option someone to Triple-A to make room for the 30-year-old reliever. Either way, it seems that Ottavino's long journey back to baseball will reach its conclusion very soon as long as no complications arise in the meantime.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino pitched four times for High-A Modesto, amassing 2.2 innings of work where he allowed six hits and three runs. Despite what normally wouldn't be viewed as a strong performance, the right-hander maintained his health through each outing, so the Rockies felt confident enough to send him up to face more advanced competition. The plan for the 30-year-old is to throw a complete inning in his next outing and then progress to pitch on back-to-back nights after that. As long as everything continues to go as planned, Ottavino should be able to return around the all-star break.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino (elbow) struck out the side while earning his first save Thursday during a rehab appearance with High-A Modesto, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino did allow two hits, but neither of the baserunners crossed the plate. The right-hander, who is in the process of returning from Tommy John surgery, is making good progress in his return and is expected to return to the Rockies bullpen around the second week of July.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino (elbow) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Modesto on Friday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Ottavino's recovery from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander is slated to pitch in three or four games with the Nuts, and if everything goes as planned, he'll be transferred up to Triple-A Albuquerque to continue his rehab. No firm timetable for his return has been set, but he appears to be primed to return either in late June or in early July.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

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

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.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

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

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.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 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.

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.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
4 months ago

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

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.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
5 months ago

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

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.