Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:46:58 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) expects to be a "thorn in the side" of the trainers during his recovery. "I told them, 'Whatever you throw up on that whiteboard, I'm going to crush it today. Then after I'm done, tell me what I have tomorrow.' I kind of like it that way. I keep my blinders on and focus on what I have to do."
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has already been ruled out for opening day, which leaves the closing duties up in the air in Oakland. Tyler Clippard is likely the front-runner, but Ryan Cook also has ninth-inning experience. Doolittle is a worthy stash candidate in the majority of formats, especially if he progresses favorably over the next few weeks.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:25:26 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is feeling much better after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his shoulder to alleviate swelling and irritation. He's started range-of-motion stretching. However, there's no timetable for when he'll throw again, and he's still expected to miss the start of the season. RPs Tyler Clippard, Eric O'Flaherty and Ryan Cook are the obvious candidates to take over closing duties with Doolittle out.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:55:41 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) might not miss much time to start the season as he makes his way back from shoulder surgery.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:54:55 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season due to a slight tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He also has considerable inflammation and irritation in the area. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday, Jan. 23, in an effort to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he starts a rehab plan. There is no timetable for his return, although doctors think he can recover and pitch without undergoing surgery. Doolittle went 2-4 with a 2.73 ERA and 22 saves in 61 outings for Oakland last year.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:30:28 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) isn't expected to need surgery on his left shoulder after being examined by doctors, according to assistant general manager David Forst.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:42:09 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left shoulder because of a slight rotator cuff tear. There is also considerable inflammation in the area. Doolittle will be re-evaluated at a later date before determining the next step in his recovery, and he is not expected to be ready for spring training, according to the team.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:07:33 -0700
The Oakland Athletics activated RP Sean Doolittle (side) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 12. He had been sidelined due to a strained right intercostal muscle since Aug. 24.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:31:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (side) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 12.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:25:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (side) said he is ready to come off the 15-day disabled list but may not be activated until Friday, Sept. 12, because he threw a 40-pitch side session Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:27:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (side) could be activated Thursday, Sept. 11, if he is still feeling good.