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Athletics | Agree to extension with Sean Doolittle

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:23:23 -0700

The Oakland Athletics agreed to a five-year contract extension with RP Sean Doolittle Friday, April 18, that runs through the 2018 season and includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle blows save

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:54:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle blew his first save opportunity Tuesday, April 15, allowing two runs in the ninth inning. RP Jim Johnson came on and got the win.

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Athletics | Closer will depend on matchup

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:26:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the team's closer-by-committee approach will depend greatly on the matchups in the ninth inning. RP Sean Doolittle likely will be used against left-handed hitters while RP Luke Gregerson will be used against right-handed batters.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should look to add one of these relief pitchers if they are available in their leagues and are looking for saves. Doolittle and Gregerson likely will not give owners full value since they will be sharing the closer duties.

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Athletics | Going with closer-by-committee

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:36:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the team will give RP Jim Johnson a break from closing games out in the ninth. RPs Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero are all options for save opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's struggles may be rooted in mechanical issues, mainly an inconsistent release point. Bench him until he gets back on track; he could still be useful in setup situations if he corrects his flaws. And remember, there's always the chance that Johnson gets his job back to himself before long.

Gregerson and Doolittle are probably your best targets initially for save opps, with Melvin using them based on matchups, but this situation could be frustrating for fantasy owners. Cook is a nice long-term candidate for the role. Otero isn't very intriguing and would probably only see a save chance if others were unavailable.

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Athletics | Bob Melvin mum on possible closer change

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:52:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin didn't have much to say regarding a potential change in the ninth innings after RP Jim Johnson blew his second save of the season Wednesday, April 9. "I really don't know yet. And I don't know that there are potential options. I'm just saying that I'm not saying anything," Melvin said.

Johnson said he doesn't think he has any mechanical problems right now, but a scout at the game thinks Johnson has an inconsistent release point and is rushing his delivery. C Derek Norris said Johnson just needs to get ahead of hitters.

Fantasy Tip: Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle are the main candidates to take the job away from Johnson if Melvin elects to go that route. It's unclear if that's a possible right now, but the fact that Melvin didn't shoot it down may mean he's considering it. Grab Gregerson first if you're speculating.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson blows another save

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:57:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson blew his second save of the season against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 9. He now has two losses, two blown saves and a save in his first five outings for the team, plus an ERA of 18.90. RPs Sean Doolittle and Luke Gregerson are options to handle ninth-inning duties if the team decides to go elsewhere.

Fantasy Tip: If you're speculating or own Johnson, Gregerson should be your first target.

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Athletics | Four locks for bullpen

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:30:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics RPs Jim Johnson, Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero are each considered locks for the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin. Left-handed RP Fernando Abad is also expected to get one of the vacant bullpen spot, with RP Evan Scribner looking like a good bet for another spot as a long reliever. That likely leaves on spot from a group of Ps Drew Pomeranz, Josh Lindblom, Joe Savery and Arnold Leon. Lindblom is believed to have the edge in the battle.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:23:02 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (calf) threw to hitters for the first time Saturday, Feb. 22. He is back on the same schedule as other pitchers, according to manager Bob Melvin, after having a setback due to a mild calf issue.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle not behind

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:59:38 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (calf) threw a good bullpen Monday, Feb. 17, and he's no longer behind the rest of the pitchers in camp.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:40:23 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (calf) will throw a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 17.

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