|Jan. 23 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET20:51 ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST9:21 PM VEN5:51 UAE (+1)7:51 PM CT-Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.
Analysis: Doolittle had a platelet-rich plasma injection last Friday in an attempt to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he begins rehabilitation under the direction of athletic trainer Nick Paparesta, assistant general manager David Forst said Friday. There is no timetable for Doolittle's return, though doctors believe the left-hander will recover to pitch without needing surgery.
|Aug. 24 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle. Doolittle was reinstated before Friday night's series opener against the Mariners. Oakland's lead for the top AL wild card spot was down to 1 1/2 games.
Analysis: Doolittle was placed on the DL on Aug. 24 because of a strained right intercostal muscle. Since taking over as closer, Doolittle has 20 saves in 23 chances. He has a 2.28 ERA in 54 total appearances and currently is on a 13-inning scoreless streak. Doolittle has struck out 80 and walked only five this season. Since Doolittle went on the DL, the A's have just one save, by Eric O'Flaherty. Oakland was 5-12 while Doolittle was on the DL.
|July 30 10:25 AM PT11:25 AM MT12:25 PM CT1:25 PM ET13:25 ET17:25 GMT1:25 10:25 AM MST12:25 PM EST12:55 PM VEN21:25 UAE12:25 PM CT-Doolittle converted his 16th save with a 1-2-3 ninth in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.
Analysis: Doolittle has posted a 0.96 ERA in nine appearances this month, converting each of his five save chances.
|Apr. 18 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Doolittle's five-year contract with the Oakland Athletics is worth $10.5 million, and the deal would increase to $13.75 million if he becomes eligible for salary arbitration after this season.
Analysis: The 27-year-old left-hander has been a reliable member of Oakland's talented bullpen since converting from first base late in the 2011 season. He is 7-6 with a 3.10 ERA and four saves in 122 relief appearances, allowing 100 hits with 129 strikeouts in 125 innings. He is 0-0 with a 3.12 ERA and one save in eight appearances over 8 2-3 innings so far this year, his third big league season.
|2012||Oak||2||1||1 - 2||44||0||0||47.1||40||18||16||3||11||1||60||1.08||3.04|
|2013||Oak||5||5||2 - 7||70||0||0||69.0||53||24||24||4||13||1||60||0.96||3.13|
|2014||Oak||2||4||22 - 26||61||0||0||62.2||38||19||19||5||8||1||89||0.73||2.73|
|Career||9||10||25 - 35||175||0||0||179.0||131||61||59||12||32||3||209||0.91||2.97|
|2012||Oak||Total||0||0||0 - 1||3||0||0||2.2||5||3||1||0||0||0||5||3.37|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 1||3||0||0||2.2||5||3||1||0||0||0||5||3.38|
|2013||Oak||Total||0||1||0 - 1||4||0||0||4.1||3||2||2||1||2||0||6||4.15|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 1||4||0||0||4.1||3||2||2||1||2||0||6||4.15|
|2014||Oak||Total||0||0||0 - 1||1||0||0||2.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||4.50|
|WC||0||0||0 - 1||1||0||0||2.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||4.50|
|Career||0||1||0 - 3||8||0||0||9.0||10||6||4||1||2||0||11||4.00|