A's Doolittle revived career with return to mound
PHOENIX (AP) -- Sean Doolittle had a cast covering his right wrist three years ago, the latest in a series of injuries that cost him nearly three years of his professional career.
With his dreams of reaching the major leagues as a first baseman slowly fading, Doolittle made sure he wasn't going to spend the rest of his life wondering if he could have reached the big time: he returned to his roots as a pitcher.
He no longer has to worry about his place with the Oakland Athletics, though he continues to work at his craft. He's a valued member of their bullpen and part of the reason the A's enter this year as two-time defending AL West Division champions.