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Oberg, Rockies reportedly reach 1-year deal

Reliever avoids arbitration, will earn $1.3 million in 2019
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DENVER -- Right-handed relief pitcher Scott Oberg and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract on Thursday.

The deal was first reported by USA Today.

DENVER -- Right-handed relief pitcher Scott Oberg and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract on Thursday.

The deal was first reported by USA Today.

Oberg, 28, went 8-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 56 appearances in 2018 -- his best Major League season. The right-hander struggled early and was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, but after his return worked himself into a key role in the Rockies' bullpen.

Oberg overcomes odds to be a force in the 'pen

The Rockies have agreed to terms with two of their seven arbitration-eligible players. Lefty Chris Rusin, in his second year of arbitration eligibility, agreed to a deal worth $1.68 million.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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