New York Yankees free-agent bullpen target Adam Ottavino is now garnering interest from the champion Boston Red Sox.
The New York Yankees are absolutely interested in free-agent relief pitcher Adam Ottavino.
Heard Cashman met with Adam Ottavino’s rep tonight. Still no firm offers exchanged. But clear Ottavino is high on #Yankees wish list
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 12, 2018
“Heard Cashman met with Adam Ottavino’s rep tonight. Still no firm offers exchanged. But clear Ottavino is high on #Yankees wish list.”
It appears like they’re now facing stiff competition.
According to John Morosi of MLB.com, the World Series champion Boston Red Sox are showing continued interest in the free agent hurler.
In addition to the BoSox, the Chicago White Sox are also in on the 33-year-old.
#RedSox, #WhiteSox showing continued interest in free agent Adam Ottavino, and #Rockies — his most recent team — are open to bringing Ottavino back, as well.”
Many believe Ottavino will return to Colorado. The Rockies continue to stand strong on a possible re-signing.
The 2018 MLB campaign proved to be the veteran’s best. His 2.43 ERA and 0.99 WHIP while striking out 112 batters (13.0 per 9) in 77.2 innings for the Rockies marks a stellar reliever for any big-league baseball club.
David Robertson and Zach Britton remain free agents. Therefore, there are at, the very least, a couple more spots in need of filling.
Ottavino, the native New Yorker, showcases a 3.68 ERA, 1.300 WHIP, and 464 strikeouts in 413 total innings. In 2010, he started three games for the St. Louis Cardinals. From there, he bounced back and jumped right back into The Show in 2012 with Colorado Rockies as a stable piece of the pen.