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20 Octavio Dotel RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/230 | Birthdate: 11/25/1973 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 15 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 701.00

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Report: Octavio Dotel to retire


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Former Tigers pitcher Octavio Dotel has decided to retire, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Dotel made just six appearances with the Tigers in 2013 due to an elbow injury and spent 2014 trying to rehab from the injury. He pitched for 13 teams in his career, going 59-50 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 1,143 strikeouts in 951 innings over 758 appearances.


Octavio Dotel to attempt to pitch in winter ball


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Free-agent reliever Octavio Dotel will attempt to pitch in winter ball in hopes of landing with a team in 2014, MLB.com reports.

Dotel, 40, dealt with elbow and forearm issues for most of 2013, allowing seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings over six appearances. He posted impressive numbers in a full 2012 season, going 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 62:12 K:BB ratio in 58 innings with the Tigers.


Eight Tigers file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit and second baseman Omar Infante, who were not extended qualifying offers, and relief pitcher Jose Veras, who had his team option declined, the Tigers have had several players file for free agency, including shortstop Jhonny Peralta, catcher Brayan Pena, infielder Ramon Santiago, relief pitcher Octavio Dotel and relief pitcher Jeremy Bonderman.

The Tigers are not expected to be in the running for Peralta or Pena.


Octavio Dotel undergoes PRP injection


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Detroit relief pitcher Octavio Dotel recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection in his tight right forearm, MLB.com reports. The Tigers' reliever is shut down for the next two months. 

Turning 40 over the winter, Dotel is hoping to avoid surgery at all costs. He's a free agent in the offseason. 


Octavio Dotel nearing the end?


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Tigers pulled reliever Octavio Dotel (elbow) off his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Sunday, MLB.com reports. Dotel could end up being shut down for the season due to forearm tightness. There is a decent chance Dotel could end up retiring if that is the case. 

Octavio Dotel dealing with setback


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel was pulled from his recent rehab start due to discomfort in his right forearm. He traveled back to Detroit Saturday for further examinations.

"I'm not really sure where that stands as we talk right now," team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said, per MLB.com. "We're still visiting on that situation. If he was healthy, he would have been with us as of Sept. 1, but right now, I do not know where that stands."

Octavio Dotel dodges injury on rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel was hit on the right leg by a comebacker in his minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday, but the team thinks he managed to avoid serious injury. 

"He got hit by a line drive, but he'll be all right," manager Jim Leyland told MLB.com.

The Tigers did not pull Dotel back from his assignment, so he will likely continue pitching for Triple-A Toledo while recovering from an elbow injury that has had him sidelined since April 20. He is likely to stay on his rehab assignment until rosters expand or the Triple-A season ends. Toledo plays their final game Monday.


Octavio Dotel strikes out two at Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel struck out two batters during a rehab inning at Triple-A Toledo Monday.

Dotel tossed a scoreless inning, giving up a double. He's been out since April 20 with an elbow injury. Dotel had a 13.50 ERA in six games prior to going on the disabled list.


Octavio Dotel moved to Triple-A Toledo


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Tigers pitcher Octavio Dotel's rehab has been moved to Triple-A Toledo Monday.

Dotel has been dealing with an elbow injury, and hasn't pitched since April. He had a 13.50 ERA in six games. 


Octavio Dotel pitches for Class A Lakeland


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel (elbow) moved his rehab assignment from the Gulf Coast League (rookie) to Class A Lakeland Monday. Dotell tossed a perfect inning for Lakeland, striking out one.

Dotel hasn't allowed a hit or walk in three innings since beginning his rehab assignment. He has three strikeouts.


Octavio Dotel begins rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel (elbow) began a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Tigers Wednesday, MLive.com reports. Dotel pitched a scoreless inning.

Detroit manager Jim Leyland said Dotel appeared to be healthy following the appearance. Out since late April due to right elbow inflammation, Dotel hopes to return to the Detroit bullpen by late August. 


Octavio Dotel to start rehab Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday.

Dotel will play at Single-A Lakeland. He last pitched April 19. Dotel had a 13.50 ERA in six appearances before elbow inflammation put him on the sideline. 


Octavio Dotel to throw batting practice


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel has been quietly rehabbing his elbow injury and has some positive news, the Detroit News reports Monday. Dotel will throw batting practice this week in Lakeland. The 39-year-old Dotel, who has been out since April, is hoping to return to the bullpen for the late-season push. 

Octavio Dotel inching closer to bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 60-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, remains in Lakeland, Fla., working out and could be closer to throwing a bullpen session, according to head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.

"We're hopeful we can start another bullpen progression for him next week," Rand told MLive.com Friday.

Dotel hasn't pitched for the Tigers since April 19.

Octavio Dotel still a long way off


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) The Tigers do not have a clue when reliever Octavio Dotel will be able to return off the disabled list, MLive.com reports Tuesday. It has been nearly two months since he went on the shelf with right elbow inflammation. 

"I don't really know," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of his timetable to return. "I think we've just got to wait and see. Hopefully, he's got something left in the tank."

Dotel was recently transferred to the 60-day DL. Although eligible to return in about a week, Dotel won't be back for a while and will likely need a lengthy rehab assignment. 


Octavio Dotel moved to 60-day DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Tigers will transfer right-handed pitcher Octavio Dotel to the 60-day disabled list following Saturday's game to make room on the roster for the addition of Jose Alvarez, MLive.com reports. 

Dotel has been out since late April due to tendinitis in his right elbow. 


Octavio Dotel throws side session


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel had a side session off a mound Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

He threw at about 70 percent intensity, according to manager Jim Leyland. 

Out since late April due to tendinitis in his right elbow, Dotel will not face live batters until he's throwing at full strength. 


Octavio Dotel throws bullpen session


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) Tigers relief pitcher Octavio Dotel threw a bullpen session Thursday at the team's spring training complex, MLB.com reports. He has been dealing with elbow inflammation.

It was Dotel's first session on the mound since being shut down after experiencing a setback last week. He hasn't pitched for the Tigers since April 19.


Octavio Dotel begins throwing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, resumed throwing and will require a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.

Dotel was shut down roughly a week ago after experiencing more discomfort while throwing. Dotel will need to make more progress before starting a rehab assignment. The Tigers have not issued a concrete timetable for Dotel's return.

Octavio Dotel's return not imminent


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel isn't expected to return from an inflamed right elbow anytime soon, MLive.com reports.

Dotel has been on the disabled list since April 23. A visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier in May did not reveal any structural damage, but Dotel has hardly progressed. "It's going to be a while before we see Dotel here, I think," manager Jim Leyland said. 

There is no firm timetable for Dotel's return.


Octavio Dotel doesn't have structural damage


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel visited Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his injured right elbow, MLB.com reported Saturday. 

Dotel still is not feeling right in his right elbow, though Dr. Andrews found no structural damage. Dotel is expected to rest for six days before resuming a throwing program. He's still out indefinitely. 


Octavio Dotel won't return from disabled list Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2013) Tigers relief pitcher Octavio Dotel is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list, but he won't be ready to be activated at that time, MLive.com reports.

"Dotel was feeling pretty good," manager Jim Leyland said in the report. "The next step would be throw some and then go out to rehab. But exactly what day that would happen, I can't swear to that."

Dotel has allowd seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings this season.


Octavio Dotel still not throwing


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 15-day disabled list, won't resume throwing until the swelling in his right elbow goes down. He has been receiving treatment for inflammation since coming down with the injury last week, MLB.com reports.

Dotel will likely require a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the DL.

Octavio Dotel placed on the DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to April 20.

Dotel has been dealing with elbow issues this season, and was re-evaluated Monday. The team has called up prospect Bruce Rondon to replace Dotel. 


Octavio Dotel still battling elbow issue


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2013) Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel was not available for Sunday's series finale against the Angels because he's still dealing with an elbow issue, MLive.com reports. The right-hander is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday.

"I haven't got the swelling to go away," Dotel said. "I'm just trying to go through that, but it's still there. Hopefully we just found a way to get it out. Today, yesterday and tomorrow, that's three days, so we're just going to see how things go."