SEAN DOOLITTLE NEWS

The Royals are *still* irritated at the Athletics

The Kansas City Royals have a problem with the Oakland Athletics, and one beanball from Yordano Ventura to Brett Lawrie wasn’t going to fix that. In the first inning of Sunday’s game at Kauffman Stadium, Scott Kazmir plunked Lorenzo Cain (it looked accidental since if you’re going to throw at someone, you don’t throw at their feet, but whatever). Home plate umpire Greg Gibson...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals-A's game filled with more ejections

The Kansas City Royals have a problem with the Oakland Athletics, and one beanball from Yordano Ventura to Brett Lawrie wasn’t going to fix that. In the first inning of Sunday’s game at Kauffman Stadium, Scott Kazmir plunked Lorenzo Cain (it looked accidental since if you’re going to throw at someone, you don’t throw at their feet, but whatever). Home plate umpire Greg...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Says Still No Timetable For Doolittle But Return to Mound ‘Close’

There’s still no official timetable for Sean Doolittle, as the All-Star closer works his way back from a shoulder injury. “Don’t know until he gets on the mound yet,” said manager Bob Melvin on Sunday morning before the Oakland Athletics took on the Seattle Mariners. “I think we’re getting close as far as that goes.” Melvin did offer a hint for when Doolittle’s return...
Via BaySportsNet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: Slipping Jimmy

You've got to be schlitting me, right? There's actually a pitcher with the last name Schlitter. I was watching a Cubs spring training game last week and this guy was on the mound. It was literally a mound of schlit. I wonder... when he has an awful outing and someone asks him how he pitched, does he say "schlitty"? Another pitcher with an interesting last name is Jeff Manship...
Via Razzball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle's girlfriend Eireann Dolan supports gay fans

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Eireann Dolan had no idea she would inspire a movement just by offering her support to the gay community. Specifically to youth who might be struggling with who they are. She sure is making her mother proud, and her father, too. The moment Dolan read that the Oakland Athletics will host Pride Night in June to celebrate and host members of the lesbian, gay bisexual...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle: Rehabbing a Shoulder

The least interesting thing about recovering from a shoulder injury might be trying to figure out how it happened. It happened, and life has to move on. In Sean Doolittle‘s case, it might — might! — have happened while he was taking anti-inflammatories for his oblique late last year, meaning the pain was “slightly masked” […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special: Saving and Stealing the Sleepers

Saves can often come from little known sources.  That concept is something we Razzballers call SAGNOF - Saves Ain't Got No Face.  I played in one RCL (Razzball Commenter League) last year and in that league I owned Sean Doolittle from Sunday March 30th until the last day of the season.  I didn't draft him.  I picked him up because I was looking for someone that could help with...
Via Razzball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp Likely to Begin Season on DL

Coco Crisp, the Oakland A’s usual leadoff hitter and catalyst, will more than likely start the regular season on the disabled list. (Mandatory Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s can’t catch a break when it comes to injury news. First, it was closer Sean Doolittle suffering a shoulder injury during the offseason. Next, it was Josh Reddick being unable to...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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

  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...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO – A’s coaches learn all about social media in new commercial

Your browser does not support iframes. Well done, Oakland A’s.  In this commercial spot, pitcher Sean Doolittle teaches his coaches all about social media.  It’s a pretty fun look at the weird and unique world full of hashtags, selfies, and more that we can become easily drowned in these days.  The best part?  The coaches pronounce GIF with a hard “G.”  I just became...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #69: Sean Doolittle | RP | OAK

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! By now you probably know Sean Doolittle has had an eventful offseason, at least healthwise. If you didn’t know that, read this. You probably also that we compiled these rankings back...
Via Baseball Professor
February 09, 2015  |  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

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
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