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Rockies' Adam Ottavino: Signs extension with Rockies, expected to return mid-season
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. 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.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Rockies P Adam Ottavino undergoes Tommy John surgery
Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday and was placed on the 60-day disabled list, reports The Denver Post. Ottavino needed the surgery to replace a torn ligament in his elbow and he will miss the remainder of the season. "I feel fine," he said. "Everything went as expected." Ottavino did not allow a run in 10 1/3 innings of work before suffering the injury and he vowed to come back next season. "I plan on coming back next year as strong as I can," he said.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Ottavino seeking opinions; Axford, Betancourt could close for Rockies
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino, who could be facing Tommy John surgery, is expected to receive "another opinion or two" on his injured right elbow, manager Walt Weiss told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "Tough news for us and tough news for Adam, we still are getting another opinion or two, but doesn't look great," Weiss said. Ottavino was placed on the 15-day DL last week with a right triceps injury. Weiss indicated that John Axford and Rafael Betancourt are two options for the Rockies in the ninth inning in Ottavino's absence. "We have Axford and he's closed a lot of games in this league," Weiss said. "We still have Betancourt as well"
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino facing Tommy John surgery
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is likely to need Tommy John surgery to repair his injured right elbow, Ottavino said to the Denver Post on Monday. A further evaluation with team doctors revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. "Baseball is my love. So I will do everything I can to come back," Ottavino said Monday. "I've accepted it. I'll take it head on." Ottavino was placed on the 15-day DL last week with a right triceps injury. Ottavino posted a 1-0 record with three saves in 10 1/3 innings of work this season. John Axford will likely fill in as the closer.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Rockies to decide on Adam Ottavino's elbow on Monday
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino will meet with the team's medical director on Monday, to learn the treatment plan for his triceps and elbow injury. Ottavino is on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed tricepts tendon, but an MRI last week showed the inflammation continues into the elbow, raising the concern that Tommy John surgery may be required. "Nobody has said anything concretely about anything," Ottavino said, per MLB.com. "Until you are evaluated by a doctor … Those are the people who make those calls." John Axford is filling in as closer. He has three saves and hasn't allowed a run, although with the Rockies in the midst of a five-game losing streak, he hasn't taken the mound since April 27.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino worried about latest injury
Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino is getting concerned about his latest injury that landed him on the disabled list, according to the Denver Post. Ottavino, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a triceps injury, is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery. "I'm definitely worried," Ottavino said Wednesday. "I haven't had any elbow or triceps issues my whole career." Manager Walt Weiss plans to have Ottavino rest his arm and see how the tricep inflammation feels later on in the week. "We feel like we have a pretty good handle on what the MRI showed, as far as the inflammation," Weiss said. "We don't feel like a few days will make any difference."
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
MRI shows elbow injury in addition to triceps issue for Rockies' Ottavino
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is expected to be on the disabled list longer than expected after an MRI revealed an elbow injury in addition to a triceps injury, the Denver Post reports. "It's more than I thought it would be," Ottavino said. "Now I'm just waiting to find out more." Ottavino was placed on the DL on Monday with right triceps inflammation. The 29-year-old right-hander allowed only six base runners (three hits) and notched three saves over 10 1/3 innings of relief. "I didn't feel good pitching the last couple of times out," Ottavino said. "But I thought I felt all right."
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Rockies place Adam Ottavino on DL, activate David Hale
The Rockies placed closer Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to right triceps inflammation, the team announced. Ottavino has been brilliant over the first three weeks of the season, giving up just three hits and two walks in 10 scoreless innings while striking out 13 and recording three saves. Rockies reliever John Axford picked up a save Thursday and could be in line for more ninth-inning work in the wake of Ottavino's injury. The team reinstated pitcher David Hale from the 15-day disabled list Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque. He opened the season on the disabled list due to an oblique injury. To take Ottavino's spot on the active roster, the team recalled pitcher Jorge Rondon from Albuquerque.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino remains perfect Saturday
Rockies closer Adam Ottavino did his job Saturday night. If his bat-wielding teammates had done the same, he might have earned a victory against San Francisco. Ottavino pitched a scoreless tenth inning, allowing a walk and hit before getting Brandon Belt to ground out. The right-hander maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA in the process through 10 appearances. He has given up just three hits in 10 1/3 innings on the year.
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Adam Ottavino closes door for Rockies to notch save
Adam Ottavino (S,3) locked down the Rockies' ninth-inning lead on Friday to collect a save.Ottavino allowed one hit and struck out one in the outing.