60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 3 weeks 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 12 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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 12 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.

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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.

60DAdam Ottavino RP COL 1 year 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.