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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Tosses scoreless inning

    Scott 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 Colorado Rockies’ closer to begin the year.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Scheduled to debut Friday

    Scott 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.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Slated to throw live BP

    Scott 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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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Throws bullpen Wednesday

    Scott Oberg (arm) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.Oberg continues to ramp up his throwing intensity after he underwent surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome in September. He hasn’t faced any setbacks in his recovery and should work his way into spring training games. If he continues to progress well in his rehab, the right-hander should compete for save chances with Daniel Bard ahead of Opening Day.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: On track in recovery

    Scott Oberg has had no setbacks in his return from surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome in September, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.Oberg told reporters that he will continue to ramp up his throwing intensity and ultimately work his way into spring training games. He also noted that he will undergo ultrasound tests throughout the season to measure blood flow in his arm. Assuming his health remains on track, Oberg should compete with Daniel Bard for the closer role in Colorado.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Begins throwing program

    Scott Oberg (arm) began a throwing program Monday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.This is his latest comeback attempt from a third set of surgeries to remove blood clots. He missed all of 2020 after clots formed again in his arm and shoulder. Oberg signed a three-year, $13 million contract last offseason, and could figure into the late-inning mix if he can prove he is healthy this spring.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Begins physical therapy

    Scott Oberg (arm) said Tuesday that he recently began physical therapy and hopes to begin throwing in late November or early December, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.Oberg missed the entire 2020 season and recently underwent thoracic outlet surgery, a procedure that he hopes will allow him to continue pitching in 2021. While his status is dependent on how he progresses, he was hopeful as the offseason begins. “The plan is for me to start throwing after a couple of months, right around Thanksgiving or early December, right around when my normal throwing session would start,” Oberg said. Pitchers who have underwent the procedure in the past have had mixed results after they returned, but there have been more success stories recently. When he’s healthy, Oberg should compete for a high-leverage role in the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen. The right-hander posted a career-best 2.25 ERA along with a 1.11 WHIP and 58:23 K:BB over 56 innings in 2019.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Undergoes surgery

    Scott Oberg (arm) underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome Tuesday to help alleviate blood clots, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.Oberg missed the start of the season due to a lower-back strain, and he later dealt with blood clots in his right arm. As a result of his injuries, the right-hander missed the entire 2020 season. The Colorado Rockies hope that Oberg’s procedure will allow him to pitch again in the future, but the team won’t know his status until several weeks or months after he recovers.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: May not pitch this season

    Scott 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.

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    Rockies’ Scott Oberg: Hand issue surfaces

    Scott Oberg (back) had a simulated game cut short Saturday after feeling discomfort in his right hand, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 30-year-old was having difficulty maintaining his grip on the ball. Oberg appeared to be nearing his return from the lower-back strain that sent him to the injured list, but he’s now heading for evaluations on his hand.