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61 Dan Otero RP

Cleveland Indians

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November 1, 2019 12:16 AM
Dan Otero: Hits open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero's club option for 2020 was declined Thursday and he became a free agent, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

The 34-year-old righty had a 4.85 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB in 29.2 innings. At his age and with such a poor strikeout rate, he may struggle to get a big-league deal this offseason.

September 1, 2019 07:48 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day injured list by the Indians on Sunday, Mandy Bell of reports.

Otero has been on the injured list since June 2 but has pitched consistently throughout August with Triple-A Columbus. He's looked strong, working 11.1 scoreless innings while racking up eight strikeouts. Prior to hitting the injured list, Otero posted a 4.56 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with the Indians, recording one hold.

August 24, 2019 06:24 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Aiming for Sept. 1 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Terry Francona is hopeful that Otero (shoulder) will return Sept. 1, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Otero features a dominant 0.90 ERA and has allowed only four hits across 10 innings in nine appearances for Triple-A Columbus. Manager Terry Francona is planning on getting the veteran right-hander back to begin September assuming all goes well until then. With Carlos Carrasco hoping to return around the same time, Cleveland will be adding two right-handed arms to a bullpen that leads the league with a 3.40 ERA.

August 16, 2019 10:28 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Will resume throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch Friday and Saturday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Otero has been on the shelf since early June with right shoulder inflammation but could return to the major-league roster soon if all goes well this weekend. However, he's faced several setbacks in his recovery process, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the club ease him back into action to prevent any further damage.

August 4, 2019 10:12 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Set for re-evaluation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (shoulder) will be re-evaluated Monday before the Indians determine whether he's ready to resume a minor-league rehab assignment, Anthony Castrovince of reports.

Otero previously made five rehab appearances across three different affiliates in July before he was shut down a week and a half ago after experiencing an apparent setback. He was able to complete a bullpen session Sunday without incident, so the right-hander looks like he could be ready to resume game action later this week. The righty posted a 4.56 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 23.2 innings with the Indians before getting shut down June 2 with right shoulder inflammation.

August 1, 2019 07:00 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Moved to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (shoulder) was shifted to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

This move comes after Otero was pulled off his rehab assignment last week after expressing concerns about his recovery from pitching on back-to-back days, according to Joe Noga of An updated timetable for his return has yet to emerge. Yasiel Puig, who was acquired from the Reds as part of a three-team deal Tuesday, will replace Otero on the 40-man roster.

July 14, 2019 09:28 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Ready for rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Short-Season Mahoning Valley on Monday, Mandy Bell of reports.

Otero has been on the shelf since June 2 due to right shoulder inflammation, but it's a good sign that he's ready to go out on a rehab stint. He's been out of commission for over a month, so it wouldn't be surprising if he needed at least a few appearances in the minors to get back up to speed.

June 2, 2019 11:08 AM
Indians' Dan Otero: Headed to IL for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians placed Otero on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation, Mandy Bell of reports.

Otero will head to the IL for the first time in his eight-year big-league career after apparently succumbing to the shoulder issue during his most recent appearance Thursday against the White Sox, who lit him up for four runs in 1.2 innings. The Tribe recalled Josh Smith from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move to provide the big club with an extra long-relief arm.

July 21, 2018 01:52 AM
Indians' Dan Otero: Notches first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero tossed a perfect inning and struck out one on the way to his first save of the year Friday against the Rangers.

Otero needed just seven pitches to retire the side in order. Through 37 relief appearances in 2018, the 33-year-old right-hander has accrued a 5.45 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 27 strikeouts over 36.1 innings.

December 5, 2017 12:44 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Signs two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero signed a two-year extension with the Indians on Tuesday which includes a team option for 2020, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The two sides struck a deal last week for 2018, but they reworked things Tuesday, covering Otero's remaining two arb years and possibly a year of free agency. While Otero averaged just 5.7 K/9 last season and struggled against lefties (.364 wOBA), he did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground (63.5 percent) and limiting free passes to right-handers. The 32-year-old will work primarily in the middle innings again next season.

December 2, 2017 04:40 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Avoids arbitration with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero agreed to a one-year deal for $1.3 million with the Indians on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Otero appeared in 52 games out of the bullpen for the Indians in 2017, posting a 2.85 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over the course of 60 innings. He will slot back into the middle of Cleveland's reliable bullpen, and should be in line for another 60-70 innings of work this upcoming year.

September 1, 2017 10:52 AM
Indians' Dan Otero: Activated from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero was activated from the paternity list prior to Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

He was away from the team for a couple days, but will be available out of the bullpen for the twin bill. Otero notched a 0.87 ERA, 0.58 WHIP and eight strikeouts in 10.1 innings in August.

August 30, 2017 02:00 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Hits paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero was placed on the paternity list Wednesday.

Otero will be away from the team up to three days, meaning he could miss as many as four contests with the Indians playing doubleheaders Wednesday and Friday. In order to cover for Otero's absence, the Indians recalled Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus to serve as the 26th man for Wednesday's twin bill.

August 29, 2017 05:40 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: To be placed on paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero will be placed on the paternity list prior to Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Otero will be replaced on the roster by Ryan Merritt, who is expected to start Game 2. After posting a shiny 1.53 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through 70.2 innings last season, Otero has turned in a less impressive 3.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 50.2 innings this season. He should return to a middle relief role upon his activation.

August 9, 2017 03:37 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Struggling as season wears on
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero's .353 BAA and 1.68 WHIP since the All-Star break are both worst among all Indians pitchers with at least five appearances since the Midsummer Classic.

Otero managed a .271 BAA and 1.31 WHIP during the campaign's first half, a time in which he was being used on a fairly regular basis. Since the break, Otero has given up 17 hits and three walks over 11.2 innings while watching his strikeout rate decline. As a result, the 32-year-old right-hander is being phased out of middle-relief opportunities as the postseason race heats up.

July 1, 2017 04:16 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Could start Game 2 on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero is an option to start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Paul Hoynes of reports.

Otero is tentatively in line to make the start, but that could change if he is used out of the bullpen either Friday night or during the matinee of the doubleheader. If he is used in relief before Game 2, southpaw Ryan Merritt would step in to start for him. Otero has a 3.68 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 31 innings of relief this year. He hasn't pitched more than two innings in any outing this season, so he'd likely be on a pitch count, with manager Terry Francona leaning on the bullpen to finish out the contest.

June 5, 2017 01:32 AM
Indians' Dan Otero: Earns win in relief after rain delay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero (1-0) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with one strikeout in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

Otero was the first pitcher out of the Cleveland bullpen after a long rain delay forced Trevor Bauer out of the game. He was incredibly efficient, needing just 16 pitches to get through 2.1 innings and earn his first win of the season. Otero is a middle reliever, so if you had him in your lineup, enjoy the bonus victory.

May 30, 2017 04:56 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Bouncing back from subpar April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero has a 2.19 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over his last 12.1 innings.

In that same stretch, Otero has struck out 12 and walked only two, but has also given up a pair of home runs. Otero's season ERA is down to 3.38, while his WHIP has fallen to 1.23 after struggling through April. It's a nice recovery after the veteran righty allowed runs in four of his first seven appearances to start the season, but with the strength of the Indians' bullpen, Otero is unlikely to see many high-leverage situation.

May 5, 2017 03:04 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Settling into 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero has settled down after a rough start to 2017, allowing just one run over his last six innings while recording six strikeouts.

The veteran right-hander logged just two strikeouts through his first six appearances, but has since gotten on track. Otero has slowly chipped away at his ERA to bring it down to 3.48 through his first 10.1 innings of the campaign. Regardless, he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value considering he's rarely called upon in high-leverage moments.

April 13, 2017 11:04 PM
Indians' Dan Otero: Numbers continue inflating to ugly levels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Otero coughed up one run on three hits during an inning of relief Thursday against the White Sox.

Otero has now given up multiple hits in three of his five appearances. The right-hander also surrendered a run in each of those same contests. His 6.23 ERA and 2.08 WHIP won't sit well with manager Terry Francona after Otero failed to show much of anything during spring training this year.

Situational Stats
vs Washington 2.000 4.50001
vs LHB 12.100 5.11026
vs RHB 17.100 4.670110
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Pitching Stats
2012SF00 5.841200000 12.1191180228
2013OAK20 1.383300001 39.0427600627
2014OAK82 2.287200014 86.2802422421545
2015OAK24 6.754100001 46.264353572628
2016CLE51 1.536200012 70.2541412201057
2017CLE30 2.855200000 60.063231960938
2018CLE21 5.226100013 58.2693634123543
2019CLE00 4.852500000 29.242171661316
2020CLE00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 228 3.39358000311 403.2433167152371056262
Batting Stats
2012SF12100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013OAK33000000000 --- --- ---
2014OAK72000000000 --- --- ---
2015OAK41000000000 --- --- ---
2016CLE62000000000 --- --- ---
2017CLE52000000000 --- --- ---
2018CLE61000000000 --- --- ---
2019CLE25000000000 --- --- ---
Total 358100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2017CLEP5201641110 .938
Total  3580972868110 .990
More Pitching Stats
2012SF1197 3.0011001 .35857 16.8 .4910
2013OAK15331 1.9410000 .276159 11.1 .3091
2014OAK714165 2.3233101 .247349 10.1 .3273
2015OAK26143 1.5312101 .333204 13.9 .5311
2016CLE110444 2.6110002 .211269 8.2 .2851
2017CLE410329 3.9721000 .273242 10.8 .3940
2018CLE39235 2.8900010 .289247 11.8 .5152
2019CLE04425 1.8811001 .331131 14.0 .5280
2020CLE000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 19617279 2.42108216 .2751658 11.1 .4038
Postseason Pitching Stats
2013OAK00 0.00400000 5.24000012
2014OAK01 13.50100000 1.13220001
2016CLE00 2.70600000 6.26222002
2018CLE00 9.00100000 1.02110000
Total 01 3.071200000 14.215552015
Minor League Pitching Stats
2007 A-Salem-Keizr00 1.212200019 22.1123310015
2008 A-Augusta00 0.332500018 27.0222100426
2008 A-San Jose11 3.672700016 27.034141112323
2009AA-Connecticut03 1.153900019 39.04065021031
2010AFA-San Jose Giants30 4.15100000 13.0116620111
2010R-Azl Giants20 0.0090001 10.07400017
2011AAA-Fresno Grizzlies23 3.253300012 36.038151340736
2011AA-Richmond Flying Squi21 1.42230001 38.0348602440
2012AAA-Fresno Grizzlies55 2.90480000 62.070262043845
2013AAA-Sacramento River Cat10 0.992300015 27.1144301122
2015AAA-Nashville Sounds20 1.95152000 27.2237610419

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Cleveland Indians

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