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Doolittle aims to begin throwing this week

A's reliever Sean Doolittle said his recovery from left shoulder inflammation in his labrum is moving in the right direction on Sunday, and he could begin to play catch by the end of Oakland's 10-game homestand, which wraps on July 24.
6 days ago

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Talking to the Umpire

“I’ll tell you one thing I don’t like,” Sean Doolittle said as he grabbed his glove and jogged his way out of the clubhouse for stretch. “The hitters get to talk to the umpire and I don’t.” You see it all the time, even if many hitters don’t want to talk about their conversations with the umpire. Muttering, head-shaking, even outright questions — “where was that...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Is the Real Sean Doolittle Back?

Early this March, I talked to Sean Doolittle after a game. He was excited. “I was throwing 93-94 today, and normally it takes me a little to get going,” he told me. “Normally I won’t hit ‘3 until the last week of March.” The excitement was infectious, as it often is with him. He’s an upbeat guy. As I headed back to the press box, I tweeted something about what he said...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle Was Psyched To See ‘Star Wars,’ His Girlfriend Not So Much (Photos)

Sean Doolittle is a huge “Star Wars” fan, which wasn’t the greatest thing for his girlfriend Thursday. Doolittle, like many “Star Wars” enthusiasts, braved long lines and huge crowds to catch the “The Force Awakens” as soon as humanly possible. Doolittle even dressed up for the movie, going out in public and to the theater dressed as Chewbacca. That’s a potentially...
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Tweaks Got Sean Doolittle to Chapter Three

The first time Sean Doolittle‘s career almost ended, he still owned a first baseman’s glove. The second time his career almost ended, he was clutching his throwing shoulder and wondering why he couldn’t crack 90 mph on the radar gun. During his second comeback, often he wondered why he was “pitching with the break on” as he put it last week. A tweak to his repertoire and...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

By Steve DelVecchio Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up on the dugout step during his team’s...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

By Sam Galanis The Oakland A’s are hosting their first LGBT Pride Night this year, and not all season ticket holders want to go. Luckily, the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle came up with the perfect solution. Eireann Dolan, who has two moms who are diehard Oakland fans, wrote in a blog post last Friday that although she “was saddened to read some of the replies about...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A's closer Sean Doolittle is having a historical season

New Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle wasn’t able to hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 10th on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, but he’s been about as dominating as you can get from the bump thus far this season. The former minor league position player has not yielded a run in his last 24.1 innings. He has struck out 37, walked one and given up six hits during...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recent pitching staff changes upgrade the Oakland A’s bullpen

Dan Straily This past week, the Oakland A’s bullpen went through some changes. Starter Dan Straily was optioned for Triple-A in Sacramento while A’s reliever Ryan Cook came out of  Wednesday’s game with a strained forearm. Replacing Straily in the starting rotation is lefty Drew Pomeranz who had previously been a long reliever for the Athletics. Additionally, relievers Joe...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who else should the Oakland A’s sign to a long-term contract?

This past week, the Oakland A’s signed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to a five year contract. After switching from a first baseman to a pitcher in 2011, Doolittle has become one of the most reliable and consistent relievers in the Athletics’ bullpen. The A’s rarely sign players to lengthy contracts, but, with such a young team, it would be a good idea to lock up some...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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