Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the "general consensus" is that Sean Doolittle (shoulder) isn't expect to miss much time at the start of the season.
Sean Doolittle has reported improvement with his ailing left shoulder after doing range of motion and strengthening exercises over the last three weeks.
The Athletics announced Friday that Sean Doolittle is dealing with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, as well as inflammation and irritation in his throwing shoulder.
Sean Doolittle yielded a run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Sean Doolittle worked two perfect innings Sunday, striking out four in an extra-innings win over the Phillies.
Sean Doolittle imploded in a big way on Wednesday, allowing five runs while only recording one out in the ninth inning against the Rangers.
Sean Doolittle threw a scoreless 10th inning for a save against the Mariners in his return from the disabled list Saturday.
Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.
A's manager Bob Melvin said he "fully expects" Sean Doolittle (intercostal) to return Friday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches with hitters standing in Wednesday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches of the mound Monday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) will throw a bullpen session off of a mound on Monday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw a successful 20-pitch bullpen session from flat ground on Saturday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) is scheduled to throw off flat ground on Saturday.