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John Axford

Former UConn Pitcher Oberg Called Up By Rockies

Former UConn Pitcher Oberg Called Up By Rockies

UConn’s presence in major league baseball continues to grow. The Rockies called reliever Scott Oberg, who pitched for the Huskies from 2009-12, to the major leagues on Sunday. Oberg’s promotion could be temporary. Colorado put veteran reliever John Axford on the family medical emergency list, a three- to seven-day absence. Axford’s two-year-old son, Jameson, was bitten by a rattlesnake during spring training and has been hospitalized more than a month. Axford will leave the team to be with his family. Oberg, 25, was one of the last players sent down at the end of spring training. The Rockies chose him in the 15th round of the 2012 draft, and he has been an effective...