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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