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Sean Nolin | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 229
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics activated LHP Sean Nolin from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.
Nolin had been recovering from a groin injury. With him healthy, the A's are stashing Nolin at Triple-A for the time being. Last season, he held a 3.44 ERA in 96 2/3 minor league innings. May 15 - 6:51 PM

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Sean Nolin (groin) tossed three scoreless innings Thursday in a rehab start with Triple-A Nashville.

Nolin previously made two relief appearances in Triple-A, so this was his first rehab start. The southpaw allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out three. He has been out all season with a groin injury, but could be a factor with the big club soon.
May 14 - 4:14 PM

Sean Nolin (groin) will begin a rehab assignment after throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Nolin has been out all season with a groin injury. He should be ready for activation within a couple weeks, though he's not a given to be added to the big league roster.
Apr 21 - 8:17 PM

Athletics LHP placed Sean Nolin on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Nolin underwent off-season hernia surgery. Prior to the surgery, he might have had an outside shot at cracking the A's Opening Day rotation. The pitcher put up solid numbers in the minors last season (3.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 74/35 K/BB ratio over 87 13 innings for Triple-A Buffalo) and at 25 years old, this injury shouldn't trouble him in the long-term.
Apr 4 - 7:57 PM

Sean Nolin (groin) completed a successful 22-pitch bullpen session Sunday in A's camp.

Nolin has been eased into action this spring after undergoing offseason surgery for a sports hernia. The 25-year-old is ticketed for Triple-A to open the 2015 campaign, so he doesn't need to rush his recovery.
Mar 16 - 11:42 AM

Sean Nolin (hernia) is currently throwing from a distance of 180 feet.

Nolin had offseason hernia surgery and is still feeling some tenderness, so the A's are backing off a bit. The 24-year-old hoped to be in the mix for a rotation spot this spring, but he'll now be significantly behind the other pitchers in camp. Look for him to begin the year in Triple-A.
Feb 24 - 10:53 AM

Sean Nolin won't throw a bullpen session for a few days as he continues to recover from offseason sports hernia surgery.

The operation had previously gone unreported. Regardless, it's not expected to be anything that will prevent Nolin from being ready for Opening Day. Acquired from the Blue Jays in a trade this offseason, Nolin will compete for a rotation spot but will likely begin the year at Triple-A.
Feb 20 - 12:24 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Sean Nolin, RHP Kendall Graveman, INF Brett Lawrie and SS Franklin Barreto from the Blue Jays for 3B Josh Donaldson.

The Athletics have been rumored to have interest in the 24-year-old southpaw for some time now, and he was undoubtedly one of the sticking points of the deal. He posted a 3.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 74/35 K/BB ratio over 87 1/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo in 2014 and should compete for a spot in the A's Opening Day rotation.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Sean Nolin from Triple-A Buffalo.

Nolin had a 3.50 ERA and 74/35 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings over 17 starts this season in Triple-A. He got blasted in a spot-start with the Blue Jays last season, but will pitch out of the bullpen in his return to the majors this month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Sean Nolin tossed his third straight shutout on Friday, striking out for and allowing four hits for Triple-A Buffalo.

Nolin has not allowed a run in 19 2/3 innings, and this was his first start without a walk. He did allow three doubles as part of his four hits, but he has generally limited extra base hits this season. With the struggles of R.A. Dickey, Dustin McGowan, and Brandon Morrow, Nolin could get a chance if he keeps up his hot streak.
Sat, May 3, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Sean Nolin struck out seven batters in six shutout innings, allowing three hits (two doubles) and one walk for Triple-A Buffalo.

Batters are hitting .175/.257/.270 against Nolin for the season, and he sports a sparkling 2.70 ERA and a 11.3 K/9. He profiles as a #4 starter with the possibility to be a #3 starter, so there's no need to snatch him up until there is an opening in Toronto.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Sean Nolin to Double-A New Hampshire.

Nolin had a chance to impress and earn a spot in the Blue Jays' rotation, but was hit extremely hard in Friday's loss to the Orioles. He'll require more seasoning at the minor league level before he's ready to contribute for the Jays.
Fri, May 24, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Sean Nolin really struggled in his major league debut Friday, giving up six runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Orioles.

Nolin yielded seven hits, including a three-run homer to J.J. Hardy and a three-run homer to Nick Markakis. The young southpaw walked one and struck out none before being pulled in favor of Ramon Ortiz in the second inning. It's not clear if Nolin will get another start with the Jays, but it appears that he might not be ready for primetime.
Fri, May 24, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Sean Nolin from Double-A New Hampshire.

Nolin will make his major league debut on Friday against the Orioles. A sixth-round pick in 2010, he has posted a 1.17 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings this season at the Double-A level. The southpaw is worth a look in deeper AL-only formats.
Fri, May 24, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Thursday that Sean Nolin will start Friday against the Orioles.

Nolin, a sixth-round pick in 2010, has posted a 1.17 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings (three starts) this season at the Double-A level. But the 23-year-old left-hander isn't really regarded as a top prospect and should be ignored in most standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, May 23, 2013 03:50:00 PM

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