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Player Profile #69: Sean Doolittle | RP | OAK

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Via Baseball Professor
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New-look A's play meet and greet at FanFest to learn faces

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Last one on the team bus from hotel to the ballpark, center fielder Coco Crisp made his way to a seat and did a quick count of the faces he played with last season. ''It was eight or nine,'' joked reliever Dan Otero, one of those on that list. The Oakland Athletics, like no other team in baseball, were in dire need of a meet-and-greet session before spring training...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who are the potential substitute closers?

Before the 2015 season has even begun, the Oakland A’s have been struck with some bad news. Their closer, Sean Doolittle, has sustained an injury. It has been reported that Doolittle has a minor rotator-cuff tear, which will not require surgery. Even though management is categorizing this injury as “slight”, Doolittle will miss the start of the 2015 season. So, who will be...
Via isportsweb.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A's reliever Doolittle not expected ready for start of season

  Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area. Doolittle had a platelet-rich plasma injection last Friday in an attempt to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he begins rehabilitation under the...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle to Miss Start of 2015 Season

Oakland A’s closer Sean Doolittle is expected to miss the start of the 2015 season because of a rotator cuff injury. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Sean Doolittle won’t be closing games for the Oakland A’s when the 2015 season starts. With ESPN reporting that Doolittle has a rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder, it appears the left-hander won’t be available early...
Via The Sports Journal
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A's reliever Doolittle not expected ready for opening day

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area. Doolittle had a platelet-rich plasma injection last Friday in an attempt to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he begins rehabilitation...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: Oakland A’s closer to miss start of 2015 season

The Oakland A’s will begin the 2015 season without their All-Star closer Sean Doolittle, due to a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder. Doolittle, 28, received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his shoulder last week to decrease inflammation and irritation in the area, and he will be reevaluated at a later date before Oakland determines what happens next. He visited...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s bullpen is overflowing with pitchers

Sonny Gray Right now the Oakland A’s have ten starting pitchers. This includes Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin, Chris Bassitt, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, and Drew Pomeranz. In addition to these ten starting pitchers, the Oakland A’s also have eight relief pitchers in the bullpen. Most are familiar faces from last year like closer...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals

Yunel Escobar was not a member of the Oakland Athletics for long. On Jan. 11, the A’s acquired Escobar alongside Ben Zobrist from the Tampa Bay Rays. Wednesday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the A’s have traded Escobar to the Washington Nationals. Yunel has indeed been traded to nats. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 15, 2015 Bill Ladson, Nationals reporter...
Via Sports-Glory
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Athletics have reportedly acquired veterans Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist and Escobar are heading to Oakland for catcher John Jaso and Minor Leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell. The #Athletics are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist...
Via Sports-Glory
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Oakland Athletics

So this is how it happens in nightmares. In the span of less than two months, the Oakland Athletics went from 28 games above .500 and four games up in the AL West to a team that needed a win on the final day of the regular season just to clinch the AL’s second Wild Card berth. They then went to Kansas City, raced to a four-run lead over the Royals, and were sent home following...
Via The Outside Corner
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via The Outside Corner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland eliminated from AL West, Doolittle blows save in loss at Texas

  Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two-year reign as AL...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

6-run 9th inning propels Rangers over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ninth-Inning Collapse Sends Oakland Athletics to 6-1 Defeat

Wednesday was a bad night for Sean Doolittle. After Jeff Samardzija worked eight scoreless frames and racked up 10 punchouts, the closer served up five runs in the ninth, as the Oakland Athletics slumped to a 6-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. The A’s record stands at 83-68, as the club drops into a tie with the Kansas City Royals for the top wild-card spot. Samardzija dismantled...
Via BaySportsNet
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s most hindering player injuries

The Oakland A’s have been riddled with injuries for some time now. It seems as though just as someone gets better, another Athletic incurs a multi-day injury. For a team who likes have a deep bench in order to mix and match their players, it has become harder and harder for them to customize lineups as players fall to concussions, strained hamstrings, and back spasms. But which...
Via isportsweb.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A's activate closer Doolittle from DL as club heads into stretch run

  The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle. Doolittle was reinstated before Friday night's series opener against the Mariners. Oakland's lead for the top AL wild card spot was down to 1½ games. Doolittle was placed on the DL on Aug. 24 because of a strained right intercostal muscle...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle activated

As expected, the Oakland Athletics activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day DL for Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Doolittle had been sidelined with a strained intercostal (ribcage). The A's have gone 22-29 since the All-Star Break and are ahead of the Mariners by only one game for the AL Wild Card.Sean DoolittleA rarity...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso, Craig Gentry, Sean Doolittle, Stephen Vogt

The Oakland Athletics lost 1-0 on Thursday to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, falling to 9.5 games back of the red-hot Los Angeles Angeles, and giving A's only a one game lead for the AL Wild Card. Some of the injuries that have plagued the team are updated below.Catcher John Jaso (.264/.337/.430, OPS+ 117 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 99 games) has been on the concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle making progress

The Oakland A's entered a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 79-61 record, second in the American League West. With 22 games remaining in the season, the A's have a good chance at a post season berth. The good news coming down the stretch is that closer Sean Doolittle is making progress and could return as soon as Monday. #454558804 / gettyimages.comOur own Rose Ingberman...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle’s Injury Derails A’s Bullpen

#453843324 / gettyimages.com After a shaky start to the season it looked like the Oakland A’s had solved the crisis in their bullpen.  With the failed Jim Johnson experiment/fiasco the closing job was up for grabs and with a closer by committee there was never a chance for stability amongst the late-inning hurlers. Enter Sean Doolittle.  After being signed to a contract extension...
Via TopSportsReport
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A's not OK: Closer Doolittle to DL

One of this season's most pleasant surprises has finally disappointed fantasy owners, as A's closer Sean Doolittle has been placed on the DL with an intercostal strain. There's no specific timetable on Doolittle's return at the moment, but the team's website notes that this injury can take "as few as two to three weeks of recovery time and up to several months," while the San Francisco...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Call The Doctor, Doolittle

Grab Luke Gregerson! Ah, that's how you start a post. Some sweet, sweet SAGNOF. It's like when I walk into a room and it just lights up. Guys and four girls be going, "Ooh, what's his name, and can I get his number?" My mustache is yours. *eye wink* There's plenty of me to go around. On the other hand (wasn't that the first hand?), there hasn't been that many closer jobs...
Via Razzball
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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