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Sean Doolittle was diagnosed with an oblique strain and placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
"It's a pretty good strain, I'm not going to make any assumptions because I'm not a doctor, but he's going to miss some time," said Nationals' manager David Martinez. There is no timetable for his return and he could miss the rest of the season. Doolittle owns a 5.87 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP in 7 2/3 innings in 2020.
Sean Doolittle was removed from Thursday's game against the Braves with an oblique injury.
He'll undergo further testing but an IL stint seems likely. Doolittle has already missed time with a knee injury this year. He has a 5.87 ERA in 11 appearances.
The Nationals activated Sean Doolittle (knee) off the injured list.
Doolittle has missed two weeks with inflammation in his knee, but he's ready to go ahead of Wednesday's tilt with the Phillies. Daniel Hudson is still expected to serve as the team's closer as Doolittle was struggling prior to the injury.
Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle threw 20 pitches today and "felt okay," and he could face live hitters at the team's alternate site Friday, according to manager Dave Martinez.
Doolittle entered the season as the team's closer, but early struggles and an eventual injury led to Daniel Hudson assuming that role for the Nationals. He'll have immediate value when he returns in leagues that reward for holds, but he has no guarantee of seeing save opportunities this season.
Sean Doolittle (knee) threw 20 pitches from flat ground on Tuesday.
It sounds as if Doolittle could throw a "light" bullpen session on Wednesday. The lefty reliever is currently on the IL with inflammation in his knee. He was struggling before the injury and doesn't need to be owned in fantasy right now.