Apr 30, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino (right) reacts after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Burn it all down. Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino says he’s facing season-ending Tommy John surgery, baseball is not fun any more.
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Well, we’ve been waiting to hear the news about Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino’s elbow injury, and what the extent of the damage may be, and now we know. And… it ain’t good.
According to Nick Groke and the Denver Post, Ottavino is facing season-ending elbow reconstruction. Tommy John surgery is, of course, the worst-case scenario for Ottavino, and one that will keep him out until early next season, at the earliest.
From the Denver Post:
"Ottavino was put on the disabled list last week with what the team called right triceps inflammation. But after consulting with team doctor Thomas Noonan, it was revealed that Ottavino has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow."
I don’t think we need to analyze just how bad this is for the Colorado Rockies. It hasn’t yet been announced that he will have the surgery, but even a partially torn UCL is a serious diagnosis that requires – at the very least – a lot of rehab, so surgery seems likely enough. We’ll confirm that as we know it, though.
Stop the season, please, I want to get off.