Oakland Athletics
Career W-L
9-10
 
Career ERA
3.00
Name  Sean Doolittle
Born  9/26/1986
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Number  62
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
9/12/2014 1:47:00 PM
Description: Oakland closer Sean Doolittle (intercostal) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Manager Bob Melvin should put him right back into the closer's role. He's amassed 20 saves (blown three) with a 2.28 ERA and .705 WHIP.
 
8/28/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Oakland closer Sean Doolittle (intercostal) has not resumed baseball activities.
Insight: Manager Bob Melvin did say his closer was feeling better. The club is hopeful that Doolittle, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, will be ready to pitch again when the 15 days are over.
 
8/24/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Oakland closer Sean Doolittle has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. The strain is not believed to be serious.
Insight: Manager Bob Melvin said he'll use matchups to determine who gets save chances while Doolittle is out, with Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Eric O'Flaherty in the mix. Doolittle has a 2.28 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP, 80 Ks and just five walks in 55 1/3 innings. His 16 K/BB ranks third all time among pitchers with at least 50 innings.
 
Hot6/18/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Oakland closer Sean Doolittle has allowed just six baserunners (5 H, 1 BB) in his last 21 1/3 innings.
Insight: Doolittle (2.12 ERA, 0.62 WHIP) has struck out 33 batters in that span and has a 48/1 K/BB in 34 innings this season. He saved his ninth game of the year Wednesday against the Rangers.
 
Hot5/20/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Oakland left-hander Sean Doolittle earned his third save of the year with a scoreless inning Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Doolittle also walked his first batter all season, but it didn't matter. He has a 3.27 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP and a 30/1 K/BB in 22 innings this season and appears to have taken over Oakland's closer role for now.
 
4/18/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: A's left-hander Sean Doolittle has agreed to a four-year contract extension.
Insight: Doolittle owns a 3.10 ERA in 122 relief appearances over the last three seasons. He's been part of Oakland's closer by committee this year.
 
4/13/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Athletics lefty reliever Sean Doolittle picked up a save Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Oakland went to Luke Gregerson for a two-out save Saturday after using Doolittle to set up, and on Sunday manager Bob Melvin reversed it and used Doolittle in the ninth because the Mariners had lefties Kyle Seager, Logan Morrison, Dustin Ackley and Michael Saunders due up. Ryan Cook may also get a save chance here or there as part of Oakland's committee, which replaced the ineffective Jim Johnson.