Rockies claim Ottavino off waivers from St. Louis

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino off waivers from St. Louis. Ottavino is now a member of the Rockies 40-man roster. Ottavino has been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino, 26, was originally selected by the Cardinals in the first round (30th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Northeastern University. The 6-foot-5, 230-poun right-hander is 38-43 with a 4.29 ERA (656.2 ip, 313 er), 312 walks and 570 strikeouts in 127 career Minor League games/126 starts. Ottavino’s only Major League time came in 2010 with St. Louis when he went 0-2 with a 8.46 ERA (22.1 ip, 21 er) in five games/three starts. The native New Yorker has spent each of the last three seasons as a member of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds starting rotation. 

The Rockies now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.