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Sean Doolittle | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.
Doolittle has been sidelined since the end of June with a shoulder strain. He'll return to a setup role and could see the occasional save chance should manager Bob Melvin play matchups. Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:25:00 PM

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Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is tentatively expected to rejoin the Athletics on Friday.

Doolittle has been out since the end of June with a shoulder strain, but he owns a 1.80 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over five innings during a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. He's slated to make one final appearance on Tuesday before rejoining the major league roster.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) was not able to make his scheduled appearance Friday for Triple-A Nashville.

Doolittle's shoulder is acting up again, though it looks like the decision to scratch him was precautionary. The A's are calling him day-to-day. Doolittle hasn't pitched for Oakland since late June. He'll fill a setup role when he's ready to return.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will make one more rehab appearance Thursday with Triple-A Nashville.

Doolittle worked a scoreless inning on just 10 pitches Tuesday versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals and now has a 2.25 ERA through four rehab appearances. The left-hander should be activated over the weekend.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Sean Doolittle's (shoulder) rehab assignment will be extended for at least one more appearance.

Doolittle hasn't had a setback, but he's not liking the way the ball is coming out of his hand. He'll make another appearance in a day or two and hopefully be activated later this week.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

He'll make three appearances before joining the club sometime next week. August 22 has already been circled as Doolittle's tentative return date. The former All-Star has been plagued by shoulder injuries the last two seasons. Doolittle began the year as Oakland's closer but quickly lost the job to Ryan Madson.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face hitters on Friday.

Doolittle is a bit ahead of schedule as he works his way back from a strained left shoulder. He could be ready to begin a rehab assignment if Friday's throwing session goes well.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw a 31-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

The next step could be a simulated appearance, which is typically the final step before a minor league rehab assignment. Doolittle has been on the disabled list since June 26 because of a left shoulder strain. He could be back in the A's bullpen in two weeks.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 09:13:00 AM

Athletics pitching coach Curt Young said Saturday that Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session that went extremely well.

The injured left-hander felt great afterwards and appears to be on track for a return to the A's bullpen before the end of the month. He has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a strained shoulder.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session over the weekend.

He's ready to throw off the mound after pitching on flat ground earlier this week. Doolittle strained his shoulder a couple months ago but seems to be making steady progress. He'll obviously need a rehab stint but it's looking like he'll be back before the end of August.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is aiming to throw a bullpen session this week.

He'll have another flat-ground throwing session on Tuesday and then should receive clearance to step back atop a mound. Doolittle has been on the disabled list since June because of a left shoulder strain.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) played catch on Tuesday.

Doolittle had been performing sock throws (range-of-motion exercises) as he rehabs from a left shoulder strain which waylaid him near the end of June. He has graduated to actually playing catch (like with a baseball), now. A return in mid-to-late August could be in-play for the 29-year-old reliever.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) has begun doing sock throws.

Which are basically just range-of-motion exercises with a band or an actual baseball sock. Doolittle is still at least a couple weeks away from returning to the Oakland bullpen. He has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a left shoulder strain.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) could begin playing catch next week.

Doolittle has spent the last few weeks battling a strained shoulder. While it doesn't look like he's close to returning, at least Doolittle is making progress. Ryan Dull has inherited Doolittle's role as the primary setup man for closer Ryan Madson.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 02:54:00 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will meet with a doctor Friday night to get an idea of when he can resume throwing.

Doolittle has been out since late-June with a left shoulder strain, but he Friday that he has been feeling "much stronger" in the last five days. There's no clear timetable for his return to the A's bullpen.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 06:42:00 PM

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