Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is currently working his way back from a partial tear of his left rotator cuff. He’s a busy guy, as he’s scheduled for a rehab appearance on Sunday and he’s been getting media coaching from girlfriend Eireann Dolan.
Hopefully his shoulder rehab goes a little better than that. The A’s are hoping to get him back by the end of May or early June.
On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.
Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.
Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.