RP - SEA
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.
Sean Doolittle did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday. He picked up his first save.
Doolittle was called on for the first time in a traditional save situation. It's still unclear if Doolittle will continue serving as the Reds' closer, as Lucas Sims, Amir Garrett, and Tejay Antone all didn't appear in this game.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the Reds and LHP Sean Doolittle are in agreement on a one-year contract.
The deal is pending a physical. It was reported earlier today that a deal between the two sides was close, and now it looks official. Doolittle struggled through 11 appearances with the Nationals last season, and it's unclear if he'll be given a chance to close right away with the Reds. Amir Garrett and Lucas Sims were previously considered the favorites to close.
The Reds are close to a deal with free-agent reliever Sean Doolittle, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Atlantic.
Doolittle had a lackluster 2020 season, going 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA in just 7.2 innings pitched. Doolittle has not finished a season under a 4.00 ERA since 2018 when he made the All-Star team with the Washington Nationals.