Rockies place closer Adam Ottavino on disabled list with triceps inflammation

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Adam Ottavino was just named as the Rockies closer two weeks ago, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with right triceps inflammation.

Ottavino downplayed the issue after getting the day off last Thursday and pitched in back-to-back games over the weekend, but he told Nick Groke of the Denver Post today that he didn’t feel like himself. The Rockies sent him for an MRI, so we should know more about his status soon.

Ottavino has been spotless so far this season, tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings to go along with a 13/2 K/BB ratio and three saves. The Rockies are likely to turn to John Axford and/or Rafael Betancourt for save chances during his absence.

Cavan Biggio hits for the cycle

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Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.

Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.

After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.