Right-hander Scott Oberg has not pitched since the 2019 season, and while the veteran Rockies reliever has not officially confirmed his retirement, his recent interview with Jack Etkin of Rockies Magazine indicated that Oberg is taking steps towards a post-playing career. “I’m not really in a rush to pick up...
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Scott Oberg, still out indefinitely, taking on expanded role in Rockies’ scouting and player development departments
Scott Oberg might never pitch again, but he’s got another career in baseball waiting for him if he wants it. The Rockies right-hander, who has not pitched since 2019 because of repeated blood clot issues, is on Colorado’s 40-man roster and the 60-day injured list. He remains out indefinitely, but since the regular season started Oberg’s taken on a special assignment role for the club’s scouting and player development departments.
Oberg (forearm) acknowledged in an interview this week with Jack Etkin of Rockies Magazine that he's not actively preparing for a return to baseball. "I'm not really in a rush to pick up a ball again in the near term and give it another go," Oberg said. "Just in the sense that [I] keep running into the risk of having to go through all of this again. Now it's not really my decision, I don't feel at this point, really."
Oberg (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports. The move clears space for the Rockies to add the newly-signed Alex Colome. Oberg underwent surgery to address blood clots last March, a procedure which was thought to be potentially career-ending. There hasn't been any indication that he's expected back this season.
Scott Oberg watched each day as his teammates left the clubhouse and ran up the dugout stairs onto the field. For most of his career, he was right there with them. Instead, he observed games from the TV’s in the clubhouse last season, with his teammates playing just a few feet away from him. A fourth bout with blood clots in March sidelined him again for the entire year, threatening the career he built for himself.
Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg has had the deck stacked against him in his career for a long time now and it has all been over one thing: blood clots in his throwing arm. He missed the final six weeks or so of the 2016 season due to his first...
Scott Oberg doesn’t know when, or even if, he can pitch again in the major leagues. But that hasn't stopped him from being present for his teammates. Oberg had surgery in March to remove a blood clot in his right arm, his fourth bout with the condition. He has played catch in the outfield and worked with trainers, but it’s still too early to know if he can continue his playing career.
The Rockies sure could use former closer Scott Oberg in their struggling bullpen. That won’t happen any time soon, and it may never happen, given the seriousness of his ailment — the reoccurring blood clots in his right arm. But Oberg is keeping the faith. And he’s been hanging out...
Scott Oberg did everything right. He devoted himself to baseball at Tewksbury High School and earned a scholarship to pitch at the University of Connecticut. He was 9-2 with a 1.88 earned run average his first two seasons playing with future big leaguers Nick Ahmed, Matt Barnes, and George Springer.
DENVER (KCNC) — Last week Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg had surgery to relieve blood clots in his right elbow. During an emotional 33 minutes of speaking with the media, Oberg said he knew something went wrong when his hand went numb while throwing. When the team trainers took a...