RP - WSH - IL60
Washington Nationals RP Sean Doolittle struck out one and allowed zero hits over one inning of relief in the Nationals' 7-2 win over the Pirates.
Doolittle has a perfect 0.00 ERA on the year and struck out one in a perfect inning of relief Friday night. The reliever appears to be in the spot of set up and will thus not be rewarded many saves this season and will likely rely on strikeout numbers and potential wins if the starter takes a no decision.
Sean Doolittle allowed four runs on two hits and two walks on Thursday against the Astros.
Doolittle just didn't have it in this one and, fair or not, his outings are going to get scrutinized heavily given his inconsistency and advancing age. He's a dark horse candidate to factor into the saves mix if Kyle Finnegan struggles, but he's obviously not worth drafting at the moment.
Sean Doolittle in agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, the team he spent 2018 through 2020 with.
Doolittle is not the lockdown closer we saw between 2017 and 2019, but the Nationals believe he still has something to offer in their bullpen. Last season, he posted a 4.53 ERA in 49.2 innings. Doolittle likely does not factor into saves, but could provide depth for the Nationals bullpen.
Sean Doolittle was claimed by the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Doolittle was designated from the Cincinnati Reds and ended up being claimed by the Mariners. Keynan Middleton was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The southpaw owned a 4.46 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts for the Reds in 2021. Doolittle will be used in a high-leverage role in Seattle and is worth rostering in league formats that reward solds (saves and holds).
Sean Doolittle was designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
Doolittle, who signed a one year deal with Cincinnati in the off-season, struggled out of the Reds bullpen this season. He went 3-1 with one save and a 4.41 earned run average. Hopefully he never saw the light of day on your fantasy team.