The Rockies announced today that they have placed closer Scott Oberg on the 10-day injured list with blood clots in his right arm. To take his spot on the active roster, right-hander DJ Johnson has been recalled from Triple-A.
The Athletic’s Nick Groke adds that Oberg has undergone a procedure to dissolve the clot, which will likely keep the 29-year-old out of action for the remainder of the season. In Oberg’s absence, Wade Davis will be reinstalled as the Rockies’ closer, a role that he relinquished only about two weeks ago. Oberg also saw his 2016 season end prematurely due to the same issue, which required two surgeries and roughly three months away from baseball activities. He was able to pitch a full season in 2017.
Oberg has quietly established himself as the Rockies’ finest reliever over the last two seasons, a span over which he has posted a cumulative 2.35 ERA in 114 2/3 innings pitched. He’s recorded five saves since supplanting Davis as the Rockies’ ninth-inning man. Following the season, he will be eligible for arbitration for the first time, which should earn him a solid payday for his efforts over the last two years.
Johnson, a 29-year-old righty, will get another crack at the big league level with Oberg sidelined. The former has appeared in 14 games for the Rockies this year, though the results have not been promising. He’s walked 11 batters—more than the 10 he has struck out—in 11 2/3 innings. His Triple-A track record is considerably more impressive, as he’s struck out 12.2 batters per nine innings this season in the Pacific Coast League, which could lend itself to some optimism for Johnson’s potential as a Major League reliever. Of course, he’s had limited exposure at the top level, so there’s time for him to figure it out, and he should have a fine opportunity to do so over the season’s final month and a half.
Jake McGee fill-in?
Get up, walk up from the basement, give mom a hug, go out and enjoy the day.
All these comments for this guy.
Do you think this guy even grasps the irony of his commenting about other people wasting their lives commenting?
BTW, I enjoyed my day already. Now I am cooling down and reading some. Is that alright with you?
He needs to talk to wilford bimley
Man he is the only Rockies bullpen guy worth anything. His ERA is over a run and a half better than anyone else and like 3-5 runs better than most other guys. I know they are pretty much out of it, but I’d still like to see the Rox win some games. Either the bullpen is going to have to improve or Colorado is going to have to teach the starters how to pitch complete games. That is if anyone involved in baseball even knows how to do that anymore.
This could be a life and death situation.
A blood clot went from my dads leg, to his lungs, and he died instantly.
Make sure this is fix, before worry about baseball.
Scott take care, and get well.
sorry to hear that. definitely a serious situation with Oberg
I agree that it is. And he should take care of himself as a priority. Life is far more important than baseball for him.
But that doesn’t mean that I as a fan shouldn’t care about the bullpen situation. His priority is his health, as it should be. As bad as it sounds, my priority as a fan in this situation is the health of the Rockies bullpen. That doesn’t mean I want anything bad to happen to him or any player, but someone’s personal well being is really just that. For the team and the fan, it really is a matter of next man up. I wish him a speedy recovery.
And condolences on your dad. I lost mine to something similar about 15 years ago.
I’m sure it will was a good guy. Probably the see him befor season let’s us out.
Thanks for the migraine
Now I know there is more news to be reported around the league. Yes I know this site is free but the quality has gone way down. Fan side and bleacher report isnt just beating you by minutes reporting they are beating you by hours or you dont report it at all. Now dont get me wrong I like this app, Im just wanting to see the quality brought back up where it should be. I feel every team should be done equally and vigorously. Just my constructive opinion. Once again not complaining just trying to help
The Rockies broke the news at 12:19 and they posted this at 12:42. Not a terrible turnaround time, especially on a Sunday afternoon. If they rush to get something out ASAP then the comments section is filled by the grammar police.
I respect your feedback giving but wanted to offer the counterpoint that they do pretty well under the circumstances and it is a balancing act. MLBTR doesn’t have the resources that those other sites do (I’m assuming)
Yeah but lately there has been plenty of news not even reported and completely missed and it is really messing up my gambling
I love. Gambling. Prrtty good two. I won my fantasy football last year. Lol. Want to gamble with me,? Bet I’l win.
If you are relying on only one news site while you’re gambling, that seems like a you problem.