RP - COL - IL60
Rockies right-handed reliever Scott Oberg underwent surgery to address a re-occurring blood clot issue that has caused frequent concern over the years.
It's his fourth bout with the condition, which has forced him out of baseball since August 2019. Over 259 outings, the five-year veteran owns a 3.85 career ERA. He came on very strong in 2018 and 2019, posting a 2.36 ERA over 114.2 innings throughout the two campaigns. Hopefully, Oberg will have a smooth recovery and be able to return to the mound in the future.
Rockies RP Scott Oberg (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a live bullpen session on Monday.
Oberg dealt with blood clotting issues and thoracic outlet surgery on his shoulder last year. He's reportedly progressing well and could work his way back into a high-leverage bullpen role if things remain on track.
Rockies reliever Scott Oberg is recovering and returning from thoracic outlet surgery. It sounds like he's on schedule to return. The team doctors and trainers will monitor his health and the blood flow in his arm.
Scott Oberg primarily served in a setup role with seven career saves, five of which came in 2019. He last pitched in 2019 with a 2.25 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 26% K%, and 10.3% BB% in 56 innings. Monitor his health since there's a small chance that he earns saves later in the season.
Rockies RP Scott Oberg (shoulder) began a throwing program on Monday.
Oberg missed the entire 2020 season after blood clots formed in his arm and shoulder over the summer. The 30-year-old is aiming to be at full strength whenever the 2021 season begins. He could factor into the saves mix in Colorado if he's healthy.
Rockies RHP Scott Oberg underwent thoracic outlet surgery on Tuesday.
It's a tough situation for a pitcher who entered the season with a chance to seize a closing job. The track record of returning from thoracic outlet isn't great. It's the same surgery that ultimately derailed Matt Harvey's career.