15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
6 days ago

Doolittle (shoulder) will remain with Triple-A Nashville for another rehab outing, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doolittle was originally supposed to rejoin the A's this week, but according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, he's not quite comfortable with the way the ball is coming out of his hand. The plan is now for Doolittle to rest a day or two before taking the hill once again in the minors. If he's able to tune up those mechanics, he should be able to join the team at some point during an upcoming six-game road trip.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
1 week ago

Doolittle (shoulder) will look to join Oakland next week after playing another rehab game, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doolittle has pitched two shutout innings across two games on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville. Oakland's tentative plan is for him to rejoin the club during their upcoming series against the Indians, which begins Monday. Before getting hurt, Doolittle had been putting up phenomenal numbers that included a 10.3 K/9, 2.93 ERA, and 1.04 WHIP.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Doolittle will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville on Monday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The A's have circled Aug. 22 for Doolittle's return, if he makes it through three rehab appearances unscathed. He will have missed almost two months at that point, but Doolittle was pitching well before suffering the injury (2.93 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) and figures to return to a prominent back-end role upon activation.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Doolittle (shoulder) could start his rehab assignment next week if his throwing session Thursday goes as scheduled, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doolittle could begin to face hitters after throwing again Thursday, after sitting out over a month with shoulder soreness. The left-hander tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said the session went well and he "feels great." Barring a setback during the rest of the week, Doolittle will begin his rehab assignment next week and return to the club shortly after.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Doolittle (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doolittle has been out the past month dealing with shoulder soreness but resumed throwing several weeks ago and has now pitched off a mound. The relief man commented that the session went extremely well and he "feels great". Following the positive news, it shouldn't be long before the 29-year-old sets out on a rehab assignment.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Doolittle (shoulder) is in line to toss a bullpen session this weekend, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doolittle recently began throwing from 90 feet last week, and has progressed to the point that he will throw a bullpen this weekend. The left-hander is still a couple weeks away from a return and will need to go on a rehab assignment in the near future before returning to Oakland, barring any setbacks in the bullpen session.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
4 weeks ago

Doolittle (shoulder) was able to throw from 90 feet Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

A's manager Bob Melvin labeled Doolittle's activity as his "best day yet" of the rehab process, suggesting the lefty might soon be cleared to toss a bullpen session. He's been sidelined since late June with the strained shoulder and probably shouldn't be expected to return until mid-August, at the earliest.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
1 month ago

Doolittle (shoulder) played catch from 75 feet Tuesday and will increase to 90 feet in his next session, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was originally reported that Doolittle only did "sock throws" Tuesday, but apparently he is a bit further along. It is unclear when Doolittle will progress to throwing from 90 feet, but he could then progress to bullpen sessions and a rehab assignment at some point in August.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
1 month ago

Doolittle (shoulder) has started doing "sock throws," Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The A's rehab plan proved optimistic, as Doolittle remains shut down from actual throwing now close to a month after he was placed on the DL. Sock throws -- simulated throws with a sock taped over the hand and baseball -- are typically the last step before a player resumes playing catch, but mid-August is looking like a best-case scenario for Doolittle. He has posted a 2.93 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, four saves and 35:8 K:BB in 30.2 innings so far this season.

15DSean Doolittle
RP OAK
1 month ago

Doolittle (shoulder) could start throwing next week, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once he starts throwing, it won't take long before he is ready to rejoin the big league club. He could head out on a brief rehab assignment and be back before the end of the month if everything goes according to plan. Ryan Madson retains a hold on the closer's role, although Doolittle had outpitched him prior to the injury. If he returns to form, he could notch a handful of saves before the end of the season if Madson falters.