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NL West update: Yasiel Puig, Adam Ottavino, Odrisamer Despaigne, Jake Lamb, Ryan Dennick

The Rockies have named a new closer and the Padres may have a dilemma on their hands when it comes to the starting rotation.

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After striking out the side in the ninth inning of last night's 4-1 win over the Giants, Adam Ottavino was named the Rockies new closer, according to manager Walt Weiss.

Ottavino became the fourth Rockies pitcher to earn a save in 2015 after LaTroy Hawkins, John Axford and Rafael Betancourt. Hawkins was removed from the closer's role after blowing his second straight save against the Cubs on Sunday. Weiss initially announced the closer job would be handled by committee before giving the job to Ottavino full time.

Ottavino recorded a lone save last season, posting a 3.60 ERA in 65 innings pitched in a setup role.

National League West Standings 4/15:

NL West



Colorado 6 2
LA Dodgers 5 3
San Diego 5 4
Arizona 4 4
San Francisco 3 6

NL West News & Notes 4/15:

  • Despaigne started in place of Ian Kennedy, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, and could create an issue for the Padres when Kennedy returns, as he now has an ERA of 3.08 in his two seasons, including a 1.64 mark at Petco Park.
  • Looks like the Dodgers will be without their wild stallion for another day:

Time to worry?