RP - COL
Rockies manager Bud Black says Scott Oberg will open the 2020 season as a setup man.
Wade Davis, despite posting an 8.65 ERA last year, will open as the team's closer. Oberg was great in 2019, delivering a 2.25 ERA in 49 appearances. He was signed to a three-year extension over the off-season and will see save chances if Davis struggles early on.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports Scott Oberg and the Rockies have agreed on a three-year, $13 million extension.
The deal includes an $8 million club option for 2023. The 29-year-old has been one of Colorado's few effective relievers the past couple seasons. He posted a 2.25 ERA in 56 innings in 2019.
Scott Oberg was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a blood clot in his right arm.
Oberg dealing with axillary artery thrombosis. This is the second time Oberg has dealt with this issue. He dealt with it back in 2016. It is unclear how long Oberg will be sidelined with the condition, but expect the Rockies to share the closing duties between Carlos Estevez, Wade Davis and Jake McGee.
Scott Oberg picked up the save on Friday versus the Marlins, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning as the Rockies won 3-0.
Oberg needed just 12 pitches to get the job done. He had allowed five runs in his last two appearances, so this performance was much needed. He still needs to be owned everywhere as Colorado's primary ninth-inning guy.
Scott Oberg picked up his fourth save of the season on Friday versus the Giants.
Oberg allowed two hits but held on for the 5-4 Rockies win. He didn’t strike anyone out. Wade Davis has reportedly been removed from the closer role for now, which makes Oberg a must-own reliever in fantasy for the time being.