Monday August 25th, 2014

The Oakland Athletics placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle, the team announced Sunday. 

The move was made prior to the Athletics' 9-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The loss put Oakland one game back of Los Angeles in the AL West. 

Right-handed pitcher Dan Otero was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding roster move.  Doolittle is 1-3 with 2.28 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 20 saves in 55.1 innings this season. 

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"I mean, I'm [upset], mainly because I can't be out there helping the team," Doolittle said to "But, on the other hand, coming down the home stretch, there's really no time to be [upset] or disappointed.

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