The Colorado Rockies have made a pair of roster moves today. Adam Ottavino has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, according to Jake Shapiro of BSN Denver. Carlos Estévez is replacing Ottavino in the bullpen and on the roster.
With Estévez already on the 40-man roster, no further roster moves are necessary.
While Ottavino has avoided damage this season (2.57 ERA), his propensity to walk batters has raised some red flags. In 21 innings, Ottavino has walked 15 batters. When he’s managed to control his repertoire, Ottavino has been near unhittable with 24 strikeouts and .200 batting average against. Hopefully this stint on the DL will allow him to fix whatever has caused him to lose his command.
This will be Estévez’s third tour with the Rockies this season; he started the year on the team before being optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque and also was called up as the 26th man in Colorado’s most recent double-header. Estévez has a 7.30 ERA in the majors this year, however his peripherals have been much better. He has a struck out 9.49 batters per nine and walked only 3.65 batters per nine. He also has a 2.14 FIP and 3.38 xFIP.
Seven of the 10 earned runs that Estévez has allowed came in one game against the Nationals.