Sean Doolittle

Ryon Healy drove in the first two runs on Sunday as the A's sweep Cleveland.

A’s sweep Cleveland after trading away Doolittle and Madson

OAKLAND — Some 20 minutes before Sean Manaea delivered the first pitch…

 

Sean Doolittle was originally a 2007 A's draft pick.

A’s trade Doolittle and Madson to Nats

OAKLAND — The Oakland A's gutted their bullpen on Sunday morning, trading…

 

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Hahn delivers a win in return from DL

OAKLAND — Making his first start in two weeks, Jesse Hahn didn’t allow a…

 

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso (17) makes contact with a Miami Marlins pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on May 23, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yonder Alonso out of lineup vs. Marlins, Jesse Hahn still under evaluation

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics' injury situation has reached such dire proportions that…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso (17) makes contact with a Miami Marlins pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on May 23, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, seen here in 2017, has seen his offense flounder without Khris Davis. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Chad Pinder goes yard again but A’s drop series finale vs. Red Sox

OAKLAND — A day after booming a home run into the plaza reserve…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, seen here in 2017, has seen his offense flounder without Khris Davis. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yonder Alonso available off bench against Red Sox

OAKLAND — Originally, the Oakland Athletics had planned to play it cautious with…

Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics placed Sean Doolittle on the disabled list on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sean Doolittle placed on DL

The Oakland Athletics announced a series of bullpen moves on Wednesday, including…

The Oakland Athletics placed Sean Doolittle on the disabled list on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea, seen here Sept. 14, was sharp on Tuesday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Sean Manaea deals, but A’s lose to Astros in 10

In the middle of the sixth inning, a TV camera caught Jose…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea, seen here Sept. 14, was sharp on Tuesday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Danny Valencia is one of the few Oakland Athletics players who started the season on the roster. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Season of change rolls on for A’s

OAKLAND — As Sean Doolittle stood in front of his locker in…

Danny Valencia is one of the few Oakland Athletics players who started the season on the roster. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Sean Doolittle places his hand to his head after giving up a two-run home run to Geovany Soto during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Sean Doolittle blows lead in ninth, A’s lose series

OAKLAND — Geovany Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer with one out…

Sean Doolittle places his hand to his head after giving up a two-run home run to Geovany Soto during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jed Lowrie strikes out in the eighth inning of Thursday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s hitting disappears in series finale vs. White Sox

OAKLAND — Four games, 10 runs, three losses and a plethora of…

Jed Lowrie strikes out in the eighth inning of Thursday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)
Rich Hill was the surprise Opening Day starter for the Oakland A’s after their ace Sonny Gray was hospitalized with food poisoning on Monday. Hill lasted just 2.2 innings before being pulled. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

New season, same old A’s

OAKLAND — For the A’s, the nightmare of an opener began long…

Rich Hill was the surprise Opening Day starter for the Oakland A’s after their ace Sonny Gray was hospitalized with food poisoning on Monday. Hill lasted just 2.2 innings before being pulled. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Sean Doolittle is entering the season healthy and the A’s front office made moves in the offseason to bolster a rock-bottom bullpen. Will it be enough to save the team from back-to-back last-place finishes? (Chris Carloson/AP)

A’s address horrible bullpen, others impediments remain

After blowing up the bullpen and importing a new one, the A’s…

Sean Doolittle is entering the season healthy and the A’s front office made moves in the offseason to bolster a rock-bottom bullpen. Will it be enough to save the team from back-to-back last-place finishes? (Chris Carloson/AP)
Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Hunter Pence homers in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Pence hit a home run and Jeff Samardzija…

Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Sonny Gray toes rubber in spring training game, announced opening-day starter

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sonny Gray pitched three innings in his first start…

Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Oakland Athletics fans view batting practice prior to a spring training exhibition game in 2015. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

A’s fall to Trout, Angels in spring debut

TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout went 3 for 3 and made an…

Oakland Athletics fans view batting practice prior to a spring training exhibition game in 2015. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
It has been a lost season for closer Sean Doolittle and the Athletics, who have been stuck in last place in the AL West for most of the last three months.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A’s Season Is Doolittle, Too Late

The Athletics have been in last place for 76 of the last…

It has been a lost season for closer Sean Doolittle and the Athletics, who have been stuck in last place in the AL West for most of the last three months.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
The A's could be in for some trouble if ace Sonny Gray is out of the lineup for an extended period of time. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

A’s forecast: Gray skies ahead

First, Josh Reddick, Sean Doolittle and Coco Crisp. Then Ben Zobrist and…

The A's could be in for some trouble if ace Sonny Gray is out of the lineup for an extended period of time. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Ben Margot/APA's closer Sean Doolittle circles the mound after the Rangers' J.P. Arencibia crushed a three-run home run in the ninth inning that snapped a 1-1 tie.

A's implode in ninth, drop into wild-card tie

OAKLAND -- Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during…

Ben Margot/APA's closer Sean Doolittle circles the mound after the Rangers' J.P. Arencibia crushed a three-run home run in the ninth inning that snapped a 1-1 tie.