A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

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The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list.

Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain.

In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves.

Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster spot of Doolittle. With Doolittle out there is no clear choice for saves in the A’s bullpen right now.

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