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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||43.00||3.00||3.00||23.00||2.72||0.97||60.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May|
|vs Texas|| 6.0||0||2|| 9.00||1||3||8|
|vs LHB|| 23.0||0||0|| 1.57||0||0||32|
|vs RHB|| 39.2||0||0|| 3.40||0||8||57|
|Last 10 Games|
A's P Sean Doolittle throws off mound on Friday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle threw 15 pitches off of a mound on Friday as he continues to rehab his injured shoulder, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Doolittle is expected to throw 20 to 25 pitches from flat ground on Sunday and gradually move to the next step from there.
"It was the best I've felt," Doolittle said.
Doolittle tore his rotator cuff this past January.
Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle to throw flat ground session Friday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle is scheduled to throw off a flat surface Friday and throw exclusively fastballs, manager Bob Melvin said per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Doolittle, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, is slowly making progress to get back on the mound, throwing out to 105 feet earlier in the week. It is unknown a specific pitch count Doolittle will have after tearing his rotator cuff in late January.
Athletics' Sean Doolittle progresses to 105 feet
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle threw from a distance of 105 feet Tuesday and "really let it go," MLB.com reports.
Doolittle, who's working his way back from a shoulder injury, moved from 75 feet to 90 feet last week. He might be able to begin mound work early next week. The Athletics don't expect him to be ready for major-league action for a few more weeks.
A's closer Sean Doolittle might throw off mound next week
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Athletics closer Sean Doolittle (shoulder) might begin throwing off a mound early next week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The A's are still not expecting Doolittle, who threw off flat ground Sunday, to return for a few more weeks.
“Hopefully, we anticipate some time in May, maybe the latter end of it," manager Bob Melvin said of a return date for Doolittle. "That’s just forecasting right now.”
Athletics' Sean Doolittle to throw at 90 feet Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/7/15) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle will throw from 90 feet when he plays catch Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Doolittle has been playing catch at a distance of 75 feet as he works his way back from a shoulder injury. The pitcher indicated that he expects to be back in about four-to-six weeks, though the team hasn't announced an official timetable for his recovery.
Tim Hudson throws 5 shutout innings, Giants beat A's 2-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tim Hudson tossed five shutout innings, then stuck around in the dugout long enough to watch old pal Barry Zito pitch a perfect inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics during the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory Saturday in the final spring tuneup for both teams.
Athletics place Coco Crisp, five others on disabled list
Chavez allows 3 hits in 6 innings as A's beat Angels 4-1
MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jesse Chavez allowed three hits in six innings, Mark Canha homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Wednesday to finish their first spring training at HoHoKam Park with a 14-1 record.
Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle to throw long toss Thursday
MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for March 27
Updates on Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez, Jeremy Hellickson, Rafael Soriano, Tyler Clippard, Domonic Brown, Kyle Drabek, Brad Hand and more in our nightly roundup.
|2014 summary: Coming into the season, Sean Doolittle had already made the amazing journey from minor league first baseman to major league reliever, but then he took it a step further. When Jim Johnson didn't work out as the Athletics' closer, Doolittle became part of a closer committee, and he was ultimately the one to step forward and claim the job for himself. Doolittle thrived in the role, as he posted a 2.73 ERA and 0.73 WHIP with 89 strikeouts on the season. However, a lack of save opportunities kept him out of the top 20 in Fantasy points for relievers. Doolittle did convert 22 of his 26 save chances.|
Playing time status: Doolittle was set to return as the A's closer this season until a tear in his left rotator cuff was discovered during the offseason. He will almost certainly miss opening day, and he has no clear timetable for his return.
2015 outlook: Doolittle's superb strikeout (12.8 K/9) and walk (1.1 BB/9) ratios were no fluke, and even though he will get a late start to the season, he could still get more save opportunities this year. Though Doolittle has the potential to be among the top 10 relievers in all of Fantasy, the missed time makes him a better candidate to be drafted as a No. 2 reliever.
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