Bad News for Athletics as Closer Doolittle has a slight rotator cuff tear

There’s a reason you can never have too much pitching and the season hasn’t even started and the A’s are feeling it.

All-Star, Athletics closer Sean Doolittle reportedly has a slight rotator cuff tear in his throwing shoulder as well as “considerable inflammation”.¬†Doolittle had a dominating 2014, posting a 2.73 ERA with a super human 12.8 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 in 62 2/3 innings. He is not expected to be ready to pitch to start the season. The news makes the acquisition of Tyler Clippard from the Nationals more crucial as he will now have a chance to close games. Assistant GM, David Forst insists that the move was made independent of the news but there is no doubt the A’s are resting easier with Clippard.

The news was first reported by’s Jane Lee¬†and SFGate’s Susan Slusser clarified that doctors do not believe Doolittle will need surgery and that rest and treatment should resolve the issue. Doolittle will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection and be generic cialis europe