Oberg (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday. Oberg underwent potentially career-ending surgery to remove blood clots Thursday, so his move to the 60-day injured list comes as little surprise. Mychal Givens and Yency Almonte could compete for a setup role for the Rockies early in the regular season.
Oberg underwent surgery to remove blood clots Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Oberg has not seen major-league action since August 2019, and his most recent surgery will likely end his career. Oberg was pitching well this spring and appeared to be trending toward full health ahead of the regular season, but elbow issues flared up Thursday. Oberg was in line to serve as the setup man for the Rockies ahead of closer Daniel Bard this season, but Mychal Givens and Yency Almonte could now see more high-leverage opportunities in 2021.
Oberg allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one over one scoreless inning in Friday's spring loss to the Giants. Oberg was sharp during his spring debut after undergoing offseason surgery, and he only allowed a two-out single while pitching in relief during the fifth inning. The right-hander is expected to make eight appearances this spring, and he'll be evaluated after each outing to make sure he doesn't experience any setbacks. If he remains healthy, Oberg should begin the season on the major-league roster, although Daniel Bard has been named the Rockies' closer to begin the year.
Oberg (arm) is scheduled to make his spring debut against the Giants on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Oberg has been brought along slowly to begin spring training after he underwent surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome in September. He threw a live batting practice session Monday and will advance to Cactus League play Friday. Assuming he remains healthy, manager Bud Black hopes that Oberg will make eight spring appearances in order to fully build him up ahead of Opening Day. Barring any setbacks, the right-hander could compete with Daniel Bard for high-leverage relief opportunities early in the season.
Oberg (arm) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Oberg underwent surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome in September, and he's facing hitters to begin spring training. The right-hander hasn't yet appeared in a Cactus League game, but the team will determine the next step in his recovery if his live batting practice session Monday goes well. Oberg said that he hopes to be back in game action by the end of the week. Barring any setbacks, manager Bud Black hopes that Oberg will be able to make eight appearances in spring games ahead of the regular season. Once he's fully healthy, the 30-year-old could be in the mix for save chances along with Daniel Bard.
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