Rockies recall Adam Ottavino

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the active roster for Ottavino, the Rockies have optioned left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers to Triple-A. Ottavino (#37) will be in uniform and available for today’s Rockies vs. Mariners game at Coors Field.

Ottavino, 26, spent four days in the Majors with Colorado from 5/5-8 and went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (2.2 ip), no hits, no walks and 4 strikeouts in two games. Ottavino was claimed off waivers by Colorado from St. Louis on April 3rd and immediately optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The right-hander has appeared in 13 games, all in relief, for the Sky Sox this season. He has no record with a 3.20 ERA (19.2 ip, 7 er), 7 walks and 25 strikeouts in his 13 games. Ottavino made his Major League debut with St. Louis in 2010, where he went 0-2 with an 8.46 ERA (22.1 ip, 21 er), 9 walks and 12 strikeouts in five appearances, three starts. The New York native was strictly a starter in the Cardinals organization, but was moved to the bullpen once he joined the Rockies organization in April.

Brothers, 24, was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. The left-hander has appeared in 22 games for the Rockies this season, going 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA (15.1 ip, 10 er), 12 walks and 21 strikeouts. In 70 career Major League games, Brothers is 3-4 with a 3.70 ERA (56.0 ip, 23 er), 32 walks and 80 strikeouts, all since 2011. Brothers was originally the 34th overall selection by Colorado in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Lipscomb University. 

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.