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ADAM OTTAVINO RUMORS

Axford shutting the door Rockies since Ottavino went down

Despite closer Adam Ottavino going down to Tommy John surgery, the Rockies seem to have found a very capable replacement in John Axford. The right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities, including three since Ottavino was placed on the disabled list on April 27. Axford has only given up one run and five hits in eight innings pitched. Rox Pile points out that none of the five hits...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies problems deeper than Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies just can’t catch a break. Earlier this week, Rockies fans everywhere were finally delivered the news that they’d feared since the club suddenly put Adam Ottavino on the disabled list last week and dropped ominous hints regarding ever since: The team’s newly minted closer will likely require Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2015 season, presumably...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino facing Tommy John surgery

The Colorado Rockies worst fears were confirmed on Monday as closer Adam Ottavino has been diagnosed with a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and is likely headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery, per Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Feared news comes true for Adam Ottavino. He's facing season-ending Tommy John surgery: http://t.co/pZVyC2kHVB #Rockies — Nick Groke...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino placed on DL with triceps soreness

The Colorado Rockies lost a key piece on Monday when they were forced to place closer Adam Ottavino (1-0) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with right triceps inflammation. The ball club is yet to reveal the results of the closer’s Monday MRI. Either way, the Rockies will want to exercise caution rather than have the injury linger deep into the season. The...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies closer Ottavino has unusually flexible elbow

Adam Ottavino has settled in nicely into his new role as Rockies closer. While part of his success is undoubtedly his blazing fastball, which can reach 98 mph, there’s something else which might be contributing to his success. He told MLB.com:"Naturally in both my elbows, I have like five or six degrees of hyper-extension," said Ottavino, who then rotated his arms so the eyes of...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies turn to Adam Ottavino to handle closer role for now

  Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies. Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement before Wednesday night's series finale at San Francisco. Ottavino showed up at spring training looking different. "He saw himself as a guy that could close out games at some point in his career," Weiss said. "That was his goal, and he's worked...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 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 […]
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino on his Three-in-One Slider

This past Sunday, I wrote about how Adam Ottavino is studying Garrett Richards‘ pitch usage in hopes of improving his performance against left-handed hitters. Not included in the article were details about his signature pitch, which is actually three pitches in one. The Colorado Rockies reliever throws his slider from two arm angles and with […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies and Ottavino agree on deal

The Colorado Rockies and Adam Ottavino agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, avoiding arbitration in the process, the team announced Monday. The 29-year-old Ottavino, in his third year with the Rockies, emerged last season as the team’s primary set-up man and best reliever. Ottavino has gone 7-8 with a 3.60 earned run average in 244 and 2/3 innings with the Rockies. With...
Via Mile High Sports
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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