Rockies Claim Adam Ottavino

The Rockies announced that they have claimed right-hander Adam Ottavino off of waivers from the Cardinals (Twitter link). The Rockies optioned their new acquisition to Triple-A.

Ottavino, 26, debuted in the Major Leagues with the 2010 Cardinals but spent all of last season in the minors. He posted a 4.85 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 141 innings as a starter for the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in 2011. The 2006 first rounder has a 4.29 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 in six minor league seasons.

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5 Comments on "Rockies Claim Adam Ottavino"

DT Flush234
3 years 6 months ago

Too bad. This guy just didn’t figure it out. He has good stuff.

Fishing Bill
3 years 5 months ago

Picking up a former 1st rounder who’s still only 26 is a cheap and solid decision. He seems to be damaged goods, but guys like that appear as good relievers occasionally out of nowhere.

3 years 6 months ago

Roster spot. He’s had a long list of injury problems as well.

3 years 6 months ago

Need spots for Komatsu and Linebrink and Ottavino (Eight Wine) was out of options.

3 years 6 months ago

They didn’t really need a 40 man spot. They didn’t have room for him at AAA. That should tell you everything you should ever need to know about what the Cardinals think of Adam Ottavino.  Triple A rotation is Miller, Kelly, Dickson, Additon, and Broderick. Righties in the bullpen were Marte, Reifer, Todd, Cleto, and Fick.  While I don’t agree with Brian Broderick remaining with the club (especially as a starter) the difference between him and Ottavino is negligible.  Adam had requested a trade a while back, but agreed to go to camp as a reliever instead. He simply didn’t impress and frankly, never really has.  I’d venture to guess he never appears in 50 major league games.