Tewksbury’s Scott Oberg on Tuesday received a non-roster invitation to the Colorado Rockies major league spring training camp in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the second straight year.
Oberg, a right-handed relief pitcher who turns 25 on March 13, appeared in three spring training games with the Rockies last March. He pitched last summer for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, converting all 15 of his save chances and posting a 2.63 ERA over 27.1 innings before being shut down in August and undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder.
A 15th-round draft pick of the Rockies in 2012 out of UConn, Oberg in 2013 racked up 33 saves — second most in all of affiliated minor league baseball — while pitching for the Modesto Nuts in the high Class A California League.
Oberg is one of 16 pitchers to receive non-roster invitations from the Rockies this spring. Eleven of those have pitched in the big leagues. Rockies pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Scottsdale next Thursday. – Click Here To Visit Article Source