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Hamstring injury blamed for recent absence by Rockies' Oh seung-hwan: report

2018/09/14 11:34

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SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- A hamstring injury is to be blamed for the recent absence by the Colorado Rockies reliever Oh Seung-hwan, a report said.

The Denver Post said Thursday (local time) that the South Korean pitcher has been battling left hamstring tightness for the past several days, which is why the oft-used reliever didn't appear during the four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks this week.

Oh, who joined the Rockies in a trade from the Toronto Blue Jays in July, last pitched Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rockies were just fine without the services of the veteran reliever, taking three out of four games against the D-Backs to stay atop the National League West Division.

"I'm feeling good," Oh told the Denver Post. "I've done all the testing with the trainers, and there's no leg problem right now."

   For the season, the 36-year-old has a 6-3 record with a 2.78 ERA in 64 2/3 innings. He's made 68 appearances to tie for ninth in the majors.

This is Oh's third major league season and his career high in innings pitched is 79 2/3 with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016.

"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," Colorado manager Bud Black said, referring to Oh by his nickname.

In this file photo from Sept. 3, 2018, Oh Seung-hwan of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball regular season game at Coors Field in Denver. (Yonhap) In this file photo from Sept. 3, 2018, Oh Seung-hwan of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball regular season game at Coors Field in Denver. (Yonhap)

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