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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:48:28 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle has been struggling lately, and he noticed a mechanical flaw after watching film of his performances lately. "I'm flying open just a touch," Doolittle said. "My hips were coming open a little bit too soon, and I think I was showing them the ball a little bit too early and it was taking away some of the life that I have on my fastball, because I wasn't staying behind it as long. So we did some mechanic work this morning, felt really good throwing, so I feel really confident if I get in there today."
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:31:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle will retain his role as the team's primary left-handed setup man to RP Grant Balfour, according to manager Bob Melvin. Doolittle has allowed seven runs in his last three outings after giving up just two runs in the first 23 games of the season.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:39:22 -0800
The Oakland Athletics will be cautious with the workload for RPs Grant Balfour, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle, and they probably won't see much work early in spring training. Doolittle threw over 70 innings last year in his first season as a pitcher.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:00:31 -0700
Oakland Athletics RPs Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle both recently discovered flaws with their pitching mechanics. Doolittle and pitching coach Curt Young recently saw that Doolittle's arm slot was lower, and he was slinging the ball toward the plate rather than achieving a nice downward angle with the ball. As a result, he lost some velocity and late motion on his heater. Doolittle hasn't given up a run in his last eight games after making a correction.
Cook lost the closer gig after a stretch of four blown saves and a 10.13 ERA in eight games. Doolittle noticed a flaw in Cook's delivery, but Cook didn't want to expand on the details. Since making a correction, Cook hasn't given up a run in his last six games.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:20:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle won't be used by manager Bob Melvin on back-to-back days in the immediate future. Doolittle struck out the first three batters he faced in his debut as a relief pitcher Tuesday, June 5.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:38:36 -0700
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Sean Doolittle from the minors Monday, June 4.
Wed, 30 May 2012 07:42:28 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento after beginning the season at Class A Stockton. The left-hander had a combined 0.84 ERA at Stockton and Double-A Midland, and he recorded 40 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings.
Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:13:20 -0700
The Oakland Athletics optioned P Sean Doolittle and OF Jermaine Mitchell to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday, March 11. The team also reassigned P Fabio Castro, OF Michael Choice, SP Edgar G. Gonzalez, P Sonny Gray, OF Grant Green, OF Cedric Hunter, RP Jim Miller, OF Jason Pridie, C Max Stassi and RP Merkin Valdez to their minor league camp.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:25:43 -0800
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has been impressed with P Sean Doolittle, who is making a comeback after starting as a first baseman. Melvin is impressed with Doolittle's command.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 02:28:44 -0700
Updating a previous item, The Oakland Tribune's Joe Stiglich reports 10 players were cut Sunday, March 13. Players reassigned to minor league camp included P's Joe Bateman, Vinnie Chulk, Gabe DeHoyos, Fautino De Los Santos, Willie Eyre and Pedro Figueroa; C Max Stassi; 1B Sean Doolittle; 2B Adrian Cardenas and SS Josh Horton.