Sean Doolittle RUMORS & NEWS

  • Is A's reliever Sean Doolittle the most interesting man in baseball?

    ESPN "A new Oakland Athletics commercial emphasizes how a pitcher must trust his catcher, and shows how the team has been working toward building that relationship. We see pitchers Sonny Gray and Sean Doolittle each fall backward suddenly while saying "Trust fall!,'' a call that prompts catcher Josh..." April 06

  • Doolittle looks to change things up on hitters in 2016

    CSN Bay Area "Sean Doolittle is looking for better health this season, and with it a new pitch to add to his arsenal. The A’s lefty closer is trying to master a split-change, a combo of a split-fingered fastball and changeup that he hopes can provide a solid complement to the fastball he uses so..." February 24

  • Healthy Doolittle looks to restore order to A's bullpen

    CSN Bay Area "Sean Doolittle has enjoyed a non-newsworthy offseason, which is how the A’s closer likes it. Last January, he made headlines when his aching shoulder left him unable to even play catch. That foretold a frustrating season that relegated Doolittle to just 12 appearances, and Oakland’s bullpen..." January 30

  • Sean Doolittle, A’s bullpen looking far better

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sean Doolittle said he feels physically normal, and that’s great news for the A’s. After missing most of the 2015 season, Doolittle said he has no more shoulder issues and won’t be restricted in spring training. “I promised I wouldn’t tell anybody I’m in the best shape of my life because..." January 25

  • A's pitcher Sean Doolittle hosts 17 Syrian refugee families for Thanksgiving

    Sporting News "Great beard, better guy. That's Sean Doolittle. The Athletics reliever and his girlfriend hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for a Thanksgiving meal in Chicago on Wednesday night. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also attended. "Chicago is so lucky to have 17 Syrian refugee families now officially..." November 27

  • Oakland A's activate Sean Doolittle, option Dan Otero, transfer Ike Davis to 60-day

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics activated left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle from the 60-day disabled list after several strong relief outings with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds ahead of Saturday night's Star Wars Fireworks night game. To clear space on the active roster, right-handed reliever Dan Otero..." August 22

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Doolittle will get two more rehab outings, would be more likely to join team on next road trip than this coming homestand.

  • Sean Doolittle feels out of sync in 1st rehab outing

    San Francisco Chronicle "When a reliever throws six of his seven pitches for strikes and works a 1-2-3 inning, you’d think he’d be pleased, but for Sean Doolittle, working on a rehab assignment on Friday night, his outing at Stockton was less than perfect. Doolittle said that he felt out of sync, which was frustrating..." August 09

  • Sean Doolittle throws well in workout

    San Francisco Chronicle "If he is feeling OK Wednesday after his pregame activity Tuesday, Sean Doolittle will be on the verge of a rehab assignment, keeping the A’s closer on track to return to the club this month — most likely on the next homestand. Doolittle threw a 27-pitch simulated game Tuesday at the Coliseum..." August 05

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Doolittle will throw from flat ground Saturday, keeping him on track for a bullpen session by the end of the month.

  • Doolittle confident he'll return to A's this season

    CSN Bay Area "With talk of outfielder Coco Crisp perhaps returning sometime soon for the A’s, closer Sean Doolittle is hopeful of his own eventual return before the regular season ends. Doolittle will throw two flat-ground sessions sometime next week, and he would get on the mound shortly after that if all..." July 23

  • Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

    SI "Oakland Athletics has activated closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Doolittle will not be immediately re-installed as the closer, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Monday, but will first pitch in a handful of non-save situations. Doolittle has not..." May 26

  • A’s closer Sean Doolittle cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "Sean Doolittle‘s recovery from a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder progressed to the point that the A’s closer has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Single-A. Doolittle has spent the entire season on the disabled list and there’s no word yet on how long..." May 13

  • Athletics' Doolittle to face live hitters Friday

    The Score "A shoulder strain has confined closer Sean Doolittle to the role of spectator early in a season in which his mates down in the Oakland Athletics' bullpen have overwhelmingly struggled. Doolittle's season debut isn't far off, however, as the recovering left-hander will face live hitters Friday..." May 06

  • Sean Doolittle not expected to miss much time at the beginning of the season

    Hardball Talk "Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is dealing with a “slight” tear of his rotator cuff, but as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, he isn’t expected to miss much time following the beginning of the regular season. Doolittle suffered the injury during his off-season throwing program." February 09

  • Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Athletics have activated All-Star closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the club announced Friday. That means Doolittle will be available for the all-important three-game series in Seattle this weekend. Doolittle has been out since Aug. 23 due to an intercostal (ribcage..." September 12

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    The A's have just placed closer Sean Doolittle on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. They'll match up if it comes to it today.

  • A's Ryan Cook (shoulder), Sean Doolittle (calf) delayed by injury

    CBS Sports "The Athletics lost Grant Balfour to free agency this offseason, but they still beefed up their bullpen with the Luke Gregerson, Eric O'Flaherty and Jim Johnson acquisitions. That relief depth will be tested early in camp because two of the club's setup men are already dealing with injury..." February 15

  • Doolittle struggles in rare A's loss

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sean Doolittle is one of baseball's most cordial and engaging ballplayers, always available to answer questions about himself and his team with eloquent and original thoughts. It's not always easy. "I've been talking to you guys a lot, huh?" Doolittle asked reporters who approached his locker..." June 09