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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 - 60-day DL. Out until at least early August|
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|Last 10 Games|
Athletics RP Sean Doolittle will start playing catch next week
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/2/15) Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle is expected to begin playing catch as a part of his rehab some time next week, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Doolittle is on the 60-day disabled list with a strain in his left shoulder.
A's RP Sean Doolittle moved to 60-day disabled list on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/13/15) The Athletics announced that reliever Sean Doolittle was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. Doolittle has been on the DL since May 30 due to a left shoulder strain.
The left-hander missed the first part of the season with a shoulder injury. He was activated on May 26, and made one appearance before returning to the DL. He will now be out for an extended period of time with his latest injury.
A's don't expect Coco Crisp, Sean Doolittle back anytime soon
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/5/15) The Athletics aren't expecting outfielder Coco Crisp and closer Sean Doolittle back from the disabled list anytime soon, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.
Crisp has been sidelined since May 19 with a lingering neck issue. He received an epidural in his neck on Monday, and is expected to be shut down for the next month.
Doolittle was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain just four days after he was activated from the DL. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters last week that he'll have at least two weeks without any baseball activities.
Athletics' Sean Doolittle returns to disabled list
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/30/15) Four days after he was activated from the disabled list, Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle has been placed back on the 15-day DL.
Doolittle was uncomfortable playing catch on Friday and didn't participate in fielding practice with the other pitchers, per MLB.com.
He was disabled with a left shoulder strain. Manager Bob Melvin said that Doolittle will have at least two weeks with no activity, to give the inflammation time to subside, per the Mercury News.
Angel Castro was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace him. Castro was 0-1 with one save and a 3.60 ERA at Nashville.
Athletics' Sean Doolittle strikes out two in season debut
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle made his season debut on Wednesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless inning of work while striking out two in his team's 3-2 loss to the Tigers.
Doolittle averaged just 89 mph with his fastball in the outing after averaging 94-96 mph in past years, but he said his velocity will return in time, MLB.com reports.
"I think that will give me some confidence moving forward, not having to worry about what the radar gun says and know that I can pitch a little bit now," Doolittle said. "To have those other options to go to, I think it takes a lot of the pressure off."
Doolittle served as the team's regular closer for much of last season, posting a 2.73 ERA and 89:8 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings while recording 22 saves.
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
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|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/3/15||SEA||9:05 pm||J.A. Happ|
|7/4/15||SEA||4:05 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|7/5/15||SEA||4:05 pm||Mike Montgomery|
|7/7/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Ivan Nova|
|7/8/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|7/9/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|7/10/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
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