Sean O'Sullivan to start year in Triple-A rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Padres starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan will open the year in the rotation at Triple-A Tucson, according to U-T San Diego. O'Sullivan is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in seven spring outings (three starts).
O'Sullivan goes three innings
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) San Diego rotation candidate Sean O'Sullivan got the start against the Rockies in Cactus League action on Wednesday. O'Sullivan, who is being considered for the back-end of the Padres' rotation by manager Bud Black this spring, pitched three innings and allowed just a run on two hits and two walks. He did not have any strikeouts but his spring ERA is at 1.80 at this point.
O'Sullivan looking for steady job
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/22/2013) San Diego starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan fired two perfect innings during his Cactus League debut against Seattle on Friday. O'Sullivan, considered a possibility for the back end of the team's starting rotation, recorded one strikeout and did not permit a walk. The right-hander spent the entire 2012 season in the minors and posted a 14-7 record with a 4.23 ERA in two stops between Triple-A Omaha and Las Vegas.
O'Sullivan opening some eyes
(2/18/2013)Sean O'Sullivan signed with the Padres during the offseason after spending all of 2012 in the minors. Manager Bud Black told MLB.com on Monday that he has been impressed with the right-hander thus far and tabbed O'Sullivan as the starter for San Diego's spring training opener on Friday against the Mariners. "Seeing Sean from afar, obviously heard the name being a San Diego kid, and [he] was a highly-regarded high school player, but the thing that stood out for me when I saw him this winter at Petco [was that] he looks in great shape," Black said. "Really determined to make his mark. He's been with a couple different teams with some varied success, but there is a determined look in his eye, which is great."