Oh (hamstring) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Reds, recording a strikeout.
The 35-year-old reliever had been unavailable since Sept. 7 due to hamstring tightness, but he was impressively efficient while disposing of Jose Peraza, Patrick Kivlehan and Tucker Barnhart. Oh could see some save opportunities over the final stretch of the season, although he notably blew his last opportunity versus the Giants on Sept. 2.
Oh (hamstring) is expected to be available for this week's series against the Reds, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Hamstring tightness cost Oh nearly two weeks. The 35-year-old is said to be back close to full strength now, but Oh probably won't see save chances moving forward with Juan Nicasio having recently emerged as the preferred ninth-inning option in St. Louis. Oh has a 4.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 21 second-half appearances.
Oh remained unavailable out of the bullpen Saturday due to ongoing hamstring tightness, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
The 35-year-old reliever last saw action on Sept. 7, when he allowed an earned run on one hit over an inning versus the Padres. There's been no rumblings of Oh being shut down for the season, as he remains day-to-day for the time being. In the interim, veteran Juan Nicasio has logged two saves in as many opportunities after arriving in St. Louis on Sept. 6.
Oh is feeling better after a recent hamstring injury, and he played catch for the second straight day before Tuesday's game, Brian Stull of WGNU 920 AM reports.
The right-hander seems to be falling behind in the saves chase behind Juan Nicasio but could return to action in the coming days if he responds well after his throwing work. There may not be much time for him to make up ground as a closer, but NL-only players may get extra strikeout utility out of him.
Oh got one out on two pitches for his 20th save in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Giants.
Manager Mike Matheny used three pitchers to get through the ninth inning Thursday, deploying Oh to get pinch hitter Kelby Tomlinson to fly out with Brandon Crawford on second to end the game. The save opportunity was Oh's first since Aug. 18, and he's now posted three straight scoreless appearances. It remains to be seen if Matheny will go back to the 35-year-old right-hander as his main ninth-inning option during the final month of the season.
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