The New York Yankees have added a key bullpen piece with the signing of former Colorado Rockies RHP, Adam Ottavino.
Ottavino reportedly has inked a 3 year, $27 million deal with the Bronx Bombers. Ottavino has a career ERA of 3.64 with 464 strike-outs in 366 appearances. Ottavino was drafted out of Northeastern University in the first round of the 2006 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He debuted in 2010 for the Cardinals, appearing in 5 games, 3 of which were starts.
In April 2012, the Colorado Rockies claimed Ottavino off waivers. His role was then switched to a relief pitcher, where he has remained and amassed the numbers listed previously.
Ottavino replaces relief pitcher David Robertson for the Yankees who earlier in the off season was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies.