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  1. A’s closer Sean Doolittle is ready to make his season debut

    May 25, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Doolittle is coming back from a partially torn rotator cuff.

  2. Video: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle gets some media training

    May 22, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Athletes aren’t born with an ability to speak with the media. We got a look into a media coaching session between Athletics closer Sean Doolittle and girlfriend Eireann Dolan.

  3. A’s closer Sean Doolittle cleared to begin rehab assignment

    May 13, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Last season Doolittle took over as the A’s closer in mid-May and saved 22 games with a 2.73 ERA and 89/8 K/BB ratio in 63 innings.

  4. A’s closer Sean Doolittle throws first bullpen session

    Apr 30, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Tyler Clippard has a bit more time as the A’s closer.

  5. A’s demote former All-Star Ryan Cook to Triple-A

    Mar 25, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Cook allowed 13 runs in five spring training appearances.

  6. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  7. Adam Ottavino credits FanGraphs for change in approach

    Feb 13, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino is one of a growing number of pitchers who rely on Sabermetric analysis sites like FanGraphs to make adjustments.

  8. A’s avoid arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard

    Feb 11, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jane Lee, the A’s have avoided arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard by agreeing to a one-year, $8.3 million deal.

  9. Sean Doolittle not expected to miss much time at the beginning of the season

    Feb 8, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Sean Doolittle has a “slight” tear of his rotator cuff, but isn’t expected to miss much time in April.

  10. Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear, won’t be ready for Opening Day

    Jan 23, 2015, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Athletics’ closer Sean Doolittle isn’t expected to be ready for Opening Day due to a shoulder injury.

  11. Royals complete thrilling comeback to defeat A’s in the American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

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    Salvador Perez was held hitless in his first five at-bats of Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, but he smacked a walkoff RBI single down the left-field line in the 12th inning to give the Royals a 9-8 victory over the A’s.

  12. Royals tie AL Wild Card Game in bottom of the ninth

    Sep 30, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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    We’ve got a brand new ballgame in Kansas City.

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 20, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the A’s getting back in the win column.

  14. Somehow, it keeps getting worse for the A’s

    Sep 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    The only thing more painful than hitting rock bottom is thinking you’ve hit it, only to find out there’s still more room to sink.

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 18, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT

    Matt Shoemaker

    The Angels clinch, the A’s clench.

  16. Sean Doolittle due back from disabled list Friday

    Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Oakland manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that closer Sean Doolittle, who has been sidelined since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle, is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  17. Sean Doolittle successfully threw a 20-pitch bullpen

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Sean Doolittle threw a 20-pitch bullpen on Saturday morning and will travel with the Athletics to Chicago on Monday, which may indicate he could be activated during the week.

  18. Sean Doolittle begins comeback by playing catch

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Prior to the injury Doolittle was having an incredible season, posting a 2.28 ERA in 54 appearances with an historic 80/5 K/BB ratio in 55 innings.

  19. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Depth has been a major key to the A’s success this year, and it’s going to play a huge factor over the final five weeks of the regular season.

  20. Athletics place Sean Doolittle on the disabled list

    Aug 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle.

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 24, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    The A’s and Angels are tied again at the very top of the American League West standings. Jon Lester struck out seven and allowed just one run on five hits and a walk, and Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning wild pitch as Oakland topped the visiting Halos 2-1 on Saturday.

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.

  23. Sean Doolittle explains sabermetrics to you

    Aug 12, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    What’s Bip Roberts got to do with this again?

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