Adam Ottavino
RP COL
9 hours ago

Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to notch his second save of the season in a win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It's been over two weeks since Ottavino recorded his first save and it comes on the heels of him blowing an opportunity Saturday in the Rockies' 9-4 extra-inning win. The team seems committed to him as their closer for the remainder of the year, but save chances could remain hard to come by given the team's tendency to either win or lose big.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 weeks ago

Ottavino struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Thursday en route to his first save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

After striking out Robinson Chirinos swinging, Ottavino got Shin Soo Choo and Ian Desmond looking to earn his first save since Apr. 24 of last year. Ottavino has now turned in 17 consecutive scoreless appearances since his return from Tommy John surgery, although his velocity is down well below where it was before the procedure. Regardless, Ottavino is back in the closer role for the Rockies after Carlos Estevez pitched his way out of the ninth inning.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 weeks ago

Ottavino will take over as the Rockies' closer, per manager Walt Weiss, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weiss announced Tuesday that the team will move away from Carlos Estevez, who blew his second consecutive save Monday night in a loss to the Rangers. Ottavino will take over for the time being, as he's yet to allow a run, while scattering four hits, across 11.2 innings for the Rockies this season. Over that span, Ottavino has struck out 12 and walked only three.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
3 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.