The Oakland Athletics will not have their All-Star closer on Opening Day 2015. Sean Doolittle has a shoulder injury that will keep him out of at least the early part of the season. As of Friday, the A’s did not know when he will be able to return to the team.
“At this point, we have no time frame for Sean’s return,” assistant general manager David Forst wrote in an email to MLB.com beat writer Jane Lee, “but we do not expect him to be ready to start the 2015 season.”
The left-hander experienced soreness in his throwing shoulder when he began his offseason throwing program about a month ago, according to Forst.
The soreness led to a visit with the team’s orthopedist Dr. Doug Freedberg in Arizona. Freedberg ordered an MRI. Upon seeing the results of the MRI Freedberg consulted with the A’s team doctor in Oakland, Dr. Will Workman.
The two doctors agreed that Doolittle has a small tear in his rotator cuff and ordered the southpaw to get a platelet-rich plasma injection to reduce the irritaton in his shoulder. He recieved the injection last week.
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