Sean Doolittle 62 | Pitcher

Oakland Athletics

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Mon. Apr 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Doolittle took the loss Monday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning. Impact: Doolittle has struggled over his last few appearances, but he still figures to be used in save situations when the matchups favor a southpaw. Assuming the lefty doesn't completely fall apart -- which seems rather unlikely -- the more important thing to keep an eye on is Jim Johnson's performance. Johnson could eventually return to the closer's role, and he's been much better since vacating the job. Also worth noting is that Doolittle pitched both Sunday and Monday, throwing a combined 40 pitches. He made 70 appearances last season but only once pitched three days in a row, and that only happened when he threw just 16 combined pitches in the first two games.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: 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. Impact: 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.(STATS, 5:10pm)
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Doolittle agreed to terms with the A's on Friday on a new five-year contract that runs through 2018. Impact: Doolittle has been fantastic for the A's since making the switch from first base to relief pitcher in 2012. Through Thursday's game, Doolittle owns a career 3.10 ERA with a very impressive 0.992 WHIP in 125 innings. He will be a key cog in the A's bullpen moving forward with a chance he becomes a the team's closer full-time at some point.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Doolittle blew the save in Tuesday night's game by allowing a two-run, game-tying home run to Mike Trout in the ninth inning. Impact: The blown save was Doolittle's first of the year and he had only allowed one run so far this year prior to Tuesday night. The blown save will not help Doolittle's cause to pitch more in the ninth inning, but if the A's stick with the committee approach, he should still get shots at saves when the match-up dictates it.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Doolittle and Luke Gregerson will continue to share the closing duties for the time being, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. Impact: Jim Johnson has been pitching well lately, but manager Bob Melvin doesn't see any reason to switch up what is a strong situation with Doolittle and Gregerson. Doolittle is a power lefty arm, and Gregerson is an efficient righty, and the A's should continue to use each in the ninth inning based on the situation. Neither guy looks like a high-end option while they share time, but they're both excellent pitchers, so both should be owned in most leagues where saves are a category.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Doolittle got the save Sunday, facing the top of the Mariners' order to finish the game. Impact: Meanwhile, Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth inning. This appears to be a function of who was due up, as Doolittle faced switch-hitter Abraham Almonte and two lefties, Brad Miller and Robinson Cano to begin the ninth.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Doolittle retired all four batters he faced Saturday. Impact: Doolittle was used in the eighth inning and also to start the ninth in order to face lefties Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Brad Miller. He's part of the A's current closer by committee and could see save opportunities if there are left-handed hitters lined up for the ninth inning in any particular game.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Doolittle and Luke Gregerson look to be the frontrunners to pick up saves in manager Bob Melvin's closer-by-committee setup,'s Jane Lee reports. Impact: Ryan Cook was thought to be in the mix for the gig as well, but Melvin indicated that the team wants to ease him back into action after he was activated from the DL on Monday following a shoulder injury. Melvin is expected to choose his closer for a given game on the basis of matchup, with Doolittle likely to face left-handed heavy lineups while Gregerson serves as the top choice against right-handers.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Doolittle is now in the mix for saves in Oakland with Jim Johnson out as closer for the time being,'s Jane Lee reports. Impact: The A's have a number of relievers who could be used in the ninth inning -- Doolittle, Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Dan Otero -- so the team will go with a closer committee for the time being. Doolittle has given up one run while allowing just four runners to reach base in 5.1 innings this season, but he has tallied just three saves in 119 career appearances with the A's, and manager Bob Melvin may opt to keep him in a setup/situational role so he can deploy him against opposing left-handers as needed.(RotoWire, )
Sean Doolittle
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 212  Age: 27
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 9/26/1986, Rapid City, South Dakota
College: Virginia
Debut: 2012
Salary: $505,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury