Oberg (back) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Sunday due to blood clots in his right arm. The 30-year-old was nearing his return from a back injury when he began feeling discomfort in his right hand and had trouble gripping the ball, and further evaluations revealed his blood clot issues have resurfaced. Oberg missed the final six weeks of 2019 due to the issue , and it's now the third time the problem has surfaced over the past few years. He'll be sidelined for the near future and may not pitch in 2020.
Oberg (back) felt good after throwing a live batting practice session Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Oberg hadn't been able to throw while dealing with back soreness, but he took the mound Thursday and felt good afterward. The right-hander said that he also felt as though he recovered well Friday and plans to throw another live batting practice soon. A timetable for his return could become clearer after his next throwing session, but Oberg appears to be on the right track.
Oberg (back) is unlikely to be activated when first eligible July 31, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. His back soreness has so far prevented him from throwing a bullpen session at the satellite camp. He will try to throw a bullpen session Monday and could return sometime in early-to-mid August.
The Rockies placed Oberg on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a lower-back strain. The move is retroactive to Monday, making Oberg eligbile to return from the IL as soon as July 30. Oberg is scheduled to resume throwing off a mound within a few days, so the Rockies should have a better idea regarding his return timeline based on how he looks in the side session.
Oberg (back) will begin the regular season on the injured list, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The veteran right-hander has been dealing with a bout of back stiffness throughout summer training, and the issue will send him to the shelf for the start of the season. Oberg played catch Wednesday and is scheduled to throw off a mound within a couple days, but he has no official timeline for his return.
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