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Sean Nolin | Starting Pitcher

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

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Sean Nolin allowed three runs over five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the A's.
Nolin's debut this year was delayed by shoulder problems, but he was healthy enough to get a chance last month and he ended up with a 5.28 ERA in six starts. Particularly unimpressive was his 15/12 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. Maybe he'll be stronger next year, but he probably won't be much of a threat to make the A's out of spring training. Oct 4 - 2:13 AM

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Sean Nolin struggled in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering five runs (three earned) on seven hits over just 2 1/3 innings.

Nolin might have allowed five runs, but it could have been worse. Three of the five scored on sacrifice flies, while the other two came home on RBI singles. Had the Giants squared up the ball a little better, this start could have been a disaster. As is, it pushed his ERA from 4.57 to a still shoddy 5.25. The 25-year-old southpaw also holds a tough 1.67 WHIP over 24 innings. He'll head to Safeco to tango with the Mariners next weekend before the season closes out for the Athletics.
Sep 27 - 7:20 PM

Sean Nolin allowed five runs in five innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Nolin allowed an RBI single in the first inning, two sacrifice flies in the fifth, and a two-run home run to Mitch Moreland in the sixth before departing. Overall, he gave up seven hits, walked two, and struck out two. It's the worst of his four starts thus far, bumping his ERA up to 4.57 with a 1.48 WHIP and a 12/10 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. Nolin will look for better results in a home start versus the Giants.
Sep 23 - 1:50 AM

Sean Nolin pitched well enough in Thursday afternoon's tight win over the White Sox, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings.

Nolin struck out four and walked three over his five innings of work. Mike Olt nicked him for a 443-foot solo bomb in the fourth inning and Melky Cabrera worked an RBI single in the fifth to account for the two runs on his line. The 25-year-old has now made three starts this season, allowing six runs in 16 2/3 innings with a 10/8 K/BB ratio. He's pitched effectively enough in this little late-season run, though he has yet to last more than six innings in a start. He'll try to crack the seventh in his upcoming home start against the Rangers.
Sep 17 - 5:02 PM

Sean Nolin turned in a decent start in Saturday's win over the Rangers, allowing one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Nolin struck out five and walked two on the evening, with only a solo homer by Mike Napoli in the second spoiling his line. This was the 25-year-old southpaw's second start in the majors. He's now surrendered four runs across 11 2/3 innings. At Triple-A, he boasted a 2.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 38/19 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings. A road outing against the White Sox shows next on his schedule.
Sep 12 - 11:43 PM

Sean Nolin supplied the Athletics a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings.

Making his first start of the season on Sunday, Nolin struck out one and walked three over six innings. All three runs on his line scored in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old southpaw's Triple-A numbers are all quite strong, as he had been pitching to a 2.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 38/19 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings. Now that he's joined the rotation, he'll hit the dusty trail to face the Rangers in his next scheduled start.
Sep 6 - 7:09 PM

Sean Nolin will make his first start with the Athletics on Sunday against the Mariners.

The 25-year-old southpaw did a nice job at Triple-A Nashville this year, registering a 2.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 38/19 K/BB ratio across 47 1/3 innings. He could be worth a look as a streaming option in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Sep 4 - 7:08 PM

Athletics recalled LHP Sean Nolin from Triple-A Nashville.

Nolin's season has been cut short due to a groin injury, but he put up a 2.66 ERA over 47 1/3 innings for Nashville when he was health. He will join the A's rotation next week.
Sep 4 - 5:00 PM

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

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

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