Washington Nationals
    Sean Doolittle
    Sean Doolittle
    #63 | Sean Doolittle
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Washington Nationals
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 9/26/1986
    Height, Weight 6'2", 204 lbs
    From Rapid City, SD
    College Virginia
    Drafted 2007 - Sup. Rd
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2019 Season
    SV
    28
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    WHIP
    1.33
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    ERA
    4.11
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 9/26/1986
    Height, Weight 6'2", 204 lbs
    From Rapid City, SD
    College Virginia
    Drafted 2007 - Sup. Rd
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireSep 17, 9:48a ET

    News

    Doolittle (6-5) took the loss Monday as the Nationals dropped a 4-2 decision to the Cardinals, getting charged with one run after walking one batter and striking out two in two-thirds of an inning.

    Impact

    The southpaw entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with the score tied 2-2, and Doolittle's free pass came around to score after his replacement, Hunter Strickland, served up a double to Marcell Ozuna. Doolittle has yet to record a save in September, but neither has any other Nats reliever, so it's not yet clear if he would once again be the preferred option at closer over Daniel Hudson should a save situation arise.

    RotowireSep 1, 10:44a ET

    News

    Doolittle (knee) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.

    Impact

    Doolittle made one rehab appearance with High-A Potomac on Friday to clear the way for his return to the Nationals. The southpaw has converted 28 of 34 save chances with a 4.33 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this season and should return to the closer's role eventually, but according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports, Doolittle will first be eased back into things in some lower-leverage spots.

    RotowireAug 31, 5:09p ET

    News

    Doolittle (knee) is expected to come off the injured list Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

    Impact

    The lefty breezed through a rehab appearance with High-A Potomac on Friday, retiring the side on three pitches (flyout, groundout, flyout), and it sounds like he will be activated right away when rosters expand. Doolittle had struggled before landing on the IL, allowing five homers and blowing two saves over his last five appearances, but he will almost certainly return to the closer role for the stretch run. Perhaps the Nats will ease him back in with one or two lower-leverage appearances before reinstalling Doolittle in the ninth.

    RotowireAug 28, 11:23p ET

    News

    Doolittle (knee) said he expects to join High-A Potomac for a rehab appearance Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Impact

    Doolittle completed a 16-pitch, one-inning simulated game Wednesday and feels good physically, but he wants to improve his sharpness before rejoining the Nationals. The veteran left-hander may only require a game or two in the minors, so it shouldn't delay his return to the majors for long.

    RotowireAug 28, 4:42p ET

    News

    Doolittle (knee) completed a successful simulated game Wednesday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

    Impact

    Doolittle threw 16 pitches and said he felt good afterward. If the right-hander checks out OK on Thursday, it sounds like he could be cleared to rejoin the Nationals during their upcoming series against Miami, which begins Friday.