Adam Ottavino


Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Registers fourth save

Ottavino picked up the save against Atlanta on Wednesday, tossing one inning and giving up one run on two hits while striking out one. Usual closer Matt Barnes was unavailable Wednesday after pitching each of the previous two days, so Ottavino was called upon to close with Boston holding a three-run ninth-inning lead. It was hardly a smooth performance by the veteran reliever -- he allowed a run on a single and a double -- but Ottavino struck out Freddie Freeman to end the game. The right-hander has converted four saves and 13 holds on the season and is clear top choice for ninth-inning duties when Barnes is unavailable.
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Ex-Yankee Adam Ottavino starting to thrive with Red Sox

Adam Ottavino, of course, didn’t want to leave. Why would he? He was playing in his hometown for the team he rooted for as a kid, and wasn’t far removed from the best season of his career — 73 relief appearances for the Yankees in 2019 with a 1.90 earned run average and 88 strikeouts in 66 ¹/₃ innings.
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Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Secures third save

Ottavino picked up the save after allowing one run on three hits while striking out two across 1.1 innings Monday against the Marlins. Ottavino was called upon with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, and while he was able to escape without issue, he surrendered a run on a pair of doubles and an infield single in the ninth. He ultimately induced a groundball for the final out of a 5-3 victory. Per Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, after the game, manager Alex Cora praised Ottavino's effort on a day their usual closer, Matt Barnes, wasn't available after pitching three straight days. "He's in a great place right now," said Cora. "We were short (without Barnes), to have a guy who can do that is huge." Ottavino owns a 2.88 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a 30:17 K:BB across 25 frames in 2021.
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Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Brasier, Adam Ottavino, Dustin Pedroia

Ryan Brasier is in stable condition after being struck on the side of the head in a sim game. Thank goodness. We will continue to monitor this situation. (Christopher Smith; Mass Live) Are the Red Sox this good, and the Yankees this really bad? (Lindsey Adler and Chad Jennings; The...

Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Extends scoreless streak

Ottavino retired the side in the eighth inning of Saturday's 7-3 win over the Yankees. Ottavino was protecting a four-run lead, so he was not credited with a hold, but he retired the heart of the order: DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. It was his 10th consecutive scoreless outing, during which he's given up three hits and five walks while striking out 11 over 8.2 innings. He had an inconsistent start with his new club but has settled in with a 2.78 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

Boston Red Sox's Adam Ottavino helps out Brooklyn league that made him a pro

BOSTON -- When the Brooklyn-based 78 Youth Sports program was struggling, it put out a call to its most famous alum. Boston Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino donated memorabilia and pitching lessons to raise $20,000 so far to help the organization that started him off in baseball rebuild from a pandemic hole that almost drove it to bankruptcy.
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Adam Ottavino is hitting his stride

Interdivisional trades are far from unheard of in baseball, but they certainly raise eyebrows a little more than cross-league swaps because if one team is willing to give up a player to a team they’ll be facing pretty regularly over the years, there’s a reason to believe they don’t think that player is going to come back and bite them. Additionally, when a trade goes down between teams considered to be heated rivals, it adds another level of skepticism. It’s one thing if the Giants and the Diamondbacks complete a deal. Sure, they aren’t wishing well to each other, but there isn’t the same level of history as there would be for a deal between the Giants and the Dodgers.

Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Picks up second save

Ottavino allowed three walks and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 5-2 win over Miami in a rain-shortened game. Ottavino certainly didn't make it easy, but he was able to escape the jam he created in the top of the sixth inning. The game was called due to poor weather conditions at that time. The right-hander usually serves as setup man to Matt Barnes. Ottavino has posted a 3.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 26:15 K:BB across 20.2 innings this year. He's logged two saves, three blown saves, 11 holds and a 2-2 record in 23 appearances.
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Daily Red Sox Links: Danny Santana, Adam Ottavino, Max Scherzer

We’re very close to seeing Danny Santana in a Red Sox uniform, according to Alex Speier. There are still more questions, though, like where he’ll fit in the lineup and on the field remains to be seen. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Despite some improvements recently, Adam Ottavino still isn’t doing...
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Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Dalbec, Matt Barnes, Adam Ottavino

We all know about the pros and cons to Bobby Dalbec’s game on the field in terms of physical skills, but as he works to solidify himself as a major leaguer the rookie is also working on the all-important mental approach. (Jen McCaffery; The Athletic) Matt Barnes has been incredible...

Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Impressive hold Friday

Ottavino struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning to earn a hold in Friday's 4-3 win over the Angels. The Red Sox had taken the lead a half-inning earlier and went to Ottavino, their usual eighth-inning bridge to closer Matt Barnes, to face the top of the Angels order. He induced a ground out from David Fletcher, then struck out Shohei Ohtani (swinging) and Mike Trout (called) in one of his best outings of the season. The hold was Ottavino's eighth.

Yankees don’t miss Adam Ottavino; Red Sox could change it

The Yankees from New York definitely don’t miss Adam Ottavino in his bullpen and neither Red Sox they love him a lot in the MLB. When the Bronx Mules changed to Adam Ottavino to the Red Sox, absolutely no one was expecting that trade, but apparently said team was relying on what was coming from its bullpen boys for the MLB 2021.

Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Secures first save

Ottavino allowed one walk in a scoreless inning to record a save against the Tigers on Thursday. With the Red Sox leading 12-9 in the ninth, Ottavino nailed down his first save opportunity of the year, working around one free pass while holding the Tigers hitless. Matt Barnes had pitched the last two games and was presumably getting a breather before the weekend. Over 13 innings this season, Ottavino has compiled a 4.15 ERA and 1.54 WHIP.

Red Sox's Adam Ottavino: Impresses in hold

Ottavino struck out one and did not allow a baserunner in one inning of work, recording the hold in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over the Mets. That's three consecutive scoreless outings for the veteran righty, whose command appears to have improved considerably from earlier in the season. When Ottavino paints the corners with his sinker and slider as he did Wednesday, he can be a dominant late-inning weapon. The hold was his fifth of 2021, and opportunities for more will be plentiful as long as Boston continues playing well.