Rockies and Adam Ottavino avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies and reliever Adam Ottavino have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $1.3 million, per CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Ottavino was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 29-year-old right-hander requested a $1.475 million for 2015 and was offered $1 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month, so the two sides ultimately settled a little bit north of the midpoint.

Ottavino has quietly been very effective since joining the Rockies in 2012, posting a 3.60 ERA over 179 relief appearances while averaging 9.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.