Rockies’ reliever Adam Ottavino reportedly signs 3-year deal with New York Yankees

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Ottavino #0 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the seventh inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal was subject to a successful physical.

Ottavino is a 33-year-old New Yorker who went to Berkeley Carroll High School in Brooklyn.

The right-hander had a career-high 112 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings last year for Colorado, going 6-4 with a 2.43 ERA in 75 relief appearances.

He will join Dellin Betances and Zach Britton as setup men in the Yankees’ bullpen for closer Aroldis Chapman.

He is the second free agent to leave the Rockies for the Yankees this offseason, following infielder DJ LeMahieu.

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