Oh had made comments last week about returning to South Korea, but new reports suggest that he's likely to remain in the MLB for at least one more season. The veteran reliever intends to finish his career back home, but at 36 years old, his career isn't over just yet. It should be noted, however, that the updated reports come from the Rockies themselves and not from Oh's camp, so it's possible that this story isn't over yet.
Oh is considering a return to South Korea to play in the Korea Baseball Organization for the 2019 season. The 36-year-old said, "I feel like I want to return to the KBO while I still have the energy to help the team and pitch in front of home fans. I can't make this decision alone. I'll have to speak with my agency about the next season." Oh cited fatigue from living in a foreign country as the main reason for this potential transition, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Obviously, this would be a huge loss for Colorado's bullpen heading into next spring. The Rockies traded for Oh in late July to help revamp their bullpen, and he wound up logging a 2.53 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in 21.1 innings of relief. Since he went over 70 total appearances in 2018, Oh has a vesting club option of $2.5 million for next year.
Oh (hamstring) retired the only two batters he faced in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Oh wound up missing a little less than two weeks with a hamstring injury. The veteran reliever needed just nine pitches -- seven of which went for strikes -- to retire Justin Turner and Manny Machado, suggesting he should be good to go for the final week-plus of the season. Oh owns a 2.76 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 74 strikeouts across 65.1 innings on the year.
Oh (hamstring) is hoping to return Monday against the Dodgers, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Oh hasn't pitched since Sept. 9 due to a hamstring injury, but the veteran right-hander is on the cusp of resurfacing in game action. The reliever owns an impressive 2.78 ERA 1.05 WHIP and 74:17 K:BB through 64.2 innings this season. He should immediately slot back into a key setup role.
Oh has been held out since Sunday because of left hamstring tightness, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Oh last pitched Sunday against the Dodgers when he allowed a hit and struck out one, but he's been unable to pitch since due to a hamstring injury. Manager Bud Black stated "He truly is day-to-day, and hopefully the Final Boss will be able to get back on track here in the next few days." The Rockies are set to begin a three-game series with the Giants starting Friday.
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