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Ottavino may open the year as the setup man, with Greg Holland potentially opening the year as the closer, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

Added 03/16/17 12:08 pm (EST)
Groke referred to Holland as "the man to whom the Rockies will probably pin closer status next month," and while there has been no official word from the team or quotes to support this notion, the Rockies beat writer is as plugged in as anyone, so his opinion on the matter carries a lot of weight. Ottavino was dominant last season, but he has just 11 career saves compared to Holland's 145, so inexperience may be working against him here. He is still worth rostering in most deeper formats, given the fact that Holland is coming back from Tommy John surgery and nothing has been officially announced regarding who will close, but he needs to be downgraded significantly following Groke's take on the matter.
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Ottavino has allowed two runs on five hits in 4.2 innings pitched. He also struck out seven batters and walked two in that span.

Added 03/14/17 3:13 pm (EST)
It's encouraging to see the 31-year-old maintaining his high-strikeout ways while keeping the ball in the park this spring. After amassing seven saves last season, Ottavino projects to be the Rockies' closer to start the 2017 campaign, although Greg Holland could push for saves later in the season if he returns to his pre-Tommy John form.
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Adam Ottavino will close for the Rockies moving forward.

Added 08/09/16 2:40 pm (EST)   Source
Once it was announced that Carlos Estevez would lose his closing role, it became evident that Ottavino would be named to the role, again. Ottavino was the closer for the Rockies previously, before undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the 2015 season. In 11 2/3 innings in 15 appearances, he has a 0.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 12 Ks and four holds. He should be added immediately, if he is still available in your league.
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Adam Ottavino has been activated from the disabled list.

Added 07/05/16 7:04 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino was slated to be the Rockies closer for a brief moment last year before Tommy John surgery ended his season after just 10 games. He owns a 3.44 ERA over 189 games for the Rockies dating back to 2012 and should be put into a setup role with a real chance to close if Carlos Estevez struggles.
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Rockies reliever Adam Ottaviano could be activated from the disabled list this week.

Added 07/03/16 3:41 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino is working back from Tommy John surgery and has made several rehab appearances. Though it isn't likely to happen immediately, Ottavino could be the Rockies full-time closer by the end of the season. That said, keep an eye on his performance once he returns and be prepared to make a bid or claim on him if he is performing well.
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Rockies RHP Adam Ottavino (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning for Triple-Albuquerque, fanning 2 of 3 batters faced.

Added 06/28/16 11:43 pm (EST)   Source
The veteran is expected back after the All-Star break, and it will be his first action of the season. In fantasy, Ottavino could help with ratios in leagues that start multiple relievers, and could get some holds and even a few save opportunities.
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Adam Ottavino is scheduled to pitch one inning Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Added 06/25/16 8:45 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. It will be interesting to see what the Rockies bullpen looks like in a few weeks. The most likely scenario is Jake McGee returns to the closer role upon his return from the DL despite his ineffectiveness this season, while current closer Carlos Estevez and rehabbing Adam Ottavino are slotted into setup roles. Ottavino was posting elite numbers in 2015 before being lost for the season, so he's worth a look as a handcuff in case either the Rockies decide to trade McGee or they remove him from the ninth inning due to ineffectiveness.
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Adam Ottavino (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Added 06/21/16 6:33 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and recently picked up a save for High-A Modesto. He is on track to return to the Rockie bullpen in mid-July assuming there are no complications in the next few weeks. He was a high-leverage reliever for Colorado before he injured his elbow in early 2015.
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Adam Ottavino (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Advanced-A Modesto on Friday.

Added 06/08/16 10:59 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino is a quality bullpen arm who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was extremely effective last year before going on the shelf and when he is able to return, he should serve as the team's setup man.
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Adam Ottavino (elbow) threw live batting practice on Saturday.

Added 05/28/16 1:55 pm (EST)   Source
Ottavino is rehabbing from his May, 2015 Tommy John surgery. He is on pace to return sometime around the All-Star break, but nothing is written in stone yet. He had been a supremely successful bullpen arm before his elbow failed him in 2015.
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