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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws Friday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:21:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw 15 pitches Friday, April 24, and said he felt great while working on new grips with his changeup and slider. He will throw on flat ground again Saturday, April 25, and again Sunday, April 26, throwing 20-25 pitches. Doolittle could move to a mound after that.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is expected to have a chance to regain the closer's role in Oakland when he returns to active duty, but Tyler Clippard, who has just one save so far in one chance, might have something to say about it. Both relievers are worth hanging onto in deep mixed and AL-only leagues once Doolittle is healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

Athletics | Sean Doolittle continues progressing

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:18:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw from up to 105 feet without pain Wednesday, April 15, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: While Doolittle is projected to return to the closer role, there is no guarantee that will be the case. Still, he is worth stashing in the majority of formats and is expected to return sometime around mid-May. Tyler Clippard hasn't had an opportunity to record a save in Doolittle's absence, but he is the current ninth-inning arm for Oakland.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey

Athletics | Sean Doolittle not close to returning

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:35:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said no official timetable has been established for CL Sean Doolittle (shoulder), who has yet to throw off a mound.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is hoping to return to action at the end of next month and is likely to reclaim the A's closing job when he is activated. He should be stashed in traditional fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Carl Steward

Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw long toss

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:32:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will push his long toss program from 75 to 90 feet Wednesday, April 8, when he plays catch.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is likely at least a month away from returning. If available he is worth stashing away in weekly fantasy formats since he is likely to step back into the closer’s role once he is healthy. Expect him to be the full-time closer by Memorial Day at the latest.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws again

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:35:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw from 75 feet Monday, April 6.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is inching his way back and should be stashed in traditional leagues because he's likely to be closing games in the next few weeks.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws Friday

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:49:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) played catch for the first time since being shut down with a shoulder strain in January Friday, March 27, and he said he's feeling good. He made 15 throws from 45 feet and 10 throws from 60 feet and was pain-free. Doolittle will play catch every other day and increase the distance of his throws. However, Doolittle won't return earlier than May.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is expected to regain the closing role when he returns, but it's also entirely possible that Tyler Clippard keeps the job if he's performing well. Both relievers are worth drafting in deep mixed leagues, and it's preferable to handcuff them to each other.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle will throw Friday

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:48:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will play catch for the first time Friday, March 27, since being diagnosed with a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder in February.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season, and Tyler Clippard will handle the ninth-inning duties in his absence. However, it isn't out of the question for Clippard to take the job and run with it. Both relievers are risky selections before the endgame of drafts in shallow leagues. In deep formats, both are suitable targets for saves. It is all speculation at this point how the bullpen roles will shake out when Doolittle returns, so the healthy arm with the job should be the priority.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Sean Doolittle begins throwing

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:06:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) began a throwing program Monday, March 23. The first step in the process was a session involving sock throws.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle could just miss the first couple of weeks, with Tyler Clippard filling in at closer. Clippard is a decent reliever to own even without save potential for ratios help and K's. Doolittle is a good second closer to target in traditional leagues.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw next week

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:06:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) expects to resume throwing next week as he works his way back from a small rotator cuff tear and soreness in his left shoulder. He said he plans to start a throwing program similar to what he does in the offseason. He has hesitated to put a timetable on when he might return to the team. Doolittle posted 22 saves and a 2.73 ERA in 2014, while compiling a 11.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle might not miss much time to start the 2015 season, but will he be in a battle for the ninth-inning job with Tyler Clippard when he returns? It'll certainly lower Doolittle's price in drafts, and you should ideally look to handcuff him to Clippard in the later rounds.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle closer to throwing

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:09:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is closer to throwing following plyometric work to strengthen his throwing shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle won't be rushed along, as the club wants to make sure he is 100 percent before throwing him back into the fire. For now, Doolittle is worth a middle to late-round selection in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Joe Stiglich