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Rockies Adam Ottavino “ready to take on higher leverage situations”

  DENVER — On an overcast Wednesday evening, with the Colorado Rockies losing momentum to the Tampa Bay Rays and suddenly clinging to a one-run lead, manager Walt Weiss pulled starter Tyler Anderson with a man on second and one out, taking the baseball and handing it to Adam Ottavino. While the ideal scenario involves Ottavino reclaiming the Closer role, these are the situations...
Via BSN Denver
8 days ago

Adam Ottavino at “90 percent,” Ready for Late-Inning Pressure

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss has said that’s he’s methodically gearing Adam Ottavino up to work in higher-leverage situations. Weiss held true to his word on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. With the Rockies clinging to a 5-4 lead after the visiting Rays had reeled off three straight hits to chase starter Tyler […] Adam Ottavino at “90 percent,” Ready for...
Via Roxpile
8 days ago

Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino working back to late-inning role after Tommy John surgery

The right-hander succeeded in his first high-leverage opportunity on Monday. Adam Ottavino gets big outs in win over Rays | rockies.comFor the first time since his return from Tommy John surgery earlier this month, Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino faced a high-leverage situation in Monday’s win over the Rays. With the Rockies clinging to a 5-4 lead with one out in the seventh, Ottavino...
Via Purple Row
8 days ago

Ottavino gets big outs in win over Rays

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said recently that he was ready to use right-hander Adam Ottavino in high-leverage situations, and Ottavino flourished in his first opportunity.
9 days ago

Rockies looking to Adam Ottavino to help shore up shaky bullpen

ATLANTA — The top of the Rockies, specifically general manager Jeff Bridich and manager Walt Weiss, continue to insist their ballclub has enough talent to make a second-half run and get into the postseason hunt. “It’s important that we hit the ground running here in the second half,” Weiss said Friday before the Rockies played the Braves in their first game after the all...
Via The Denver Post
12 days ago

Ottavino set to pitch late in games

Rockies manager Walt Weiss has informed righty reliever Adam Ottavino that the re-entry period is over, and he will be used in increasingly high-leverage situations.
12 days ago

Colorado Rockies sign closer Adam Ottavino to extension

The Colorado Rockies agreed to a three-year extension with closer Adam Ottavino, avoiding arbitration. Adam Ottavino and rockies agree on $10.4M, 3-yr extension. Straight deal, no options. All Bases Covered agency did deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2015 The Rockies will pay Ottavino 10.4 million over three seasons. The yearly salary of the deal starts at 1.3...
Via BSN Denver
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Rockies, Ottavino agree on 3-year extension

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino have agreed on a three-year extension. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal has yet to be announced. Ottavino underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May. The team is hoping to have him back sometime...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
Via Fangraphs
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

All Three of Adam Ottavino’s Sliders, Identified and GIFed

Adam Ottavino seems like a pretty awesome dude. Not only has he been excellent in relief for the Rockies the past two seasons, but he’s been an outspoken proponent of sabermetrics and FanGraphs, and that’s refreshing to hear from a player. He gave an incredible interview with Brian Kenny on MLB Now, where he admitted […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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