Doolittle slated for Monday 'pen session to test calf

Doolittle slated for Monday 'pen session to test calf

PHOENIX -- The left calf issue that sidelined Sean Doolittle for a few days is already about to be a non-issue.

At least that's what Doolittle and the A's are hoping when the southpaw takes to the mound for his first bullpen session post-injury on Monday.

After undergoing running drills without experiencing any discomfort on Saturday, Doolittle took it easy Sunday with a round of long toss. Monday will be the big test.

Despite the mild setback, the A's reliever remains very much on schedule this spring, having already thrown half a dozen bullpens before camp even began.

Oakland will take it slow with another lefty, though. Newbie Drew Pomeranz was scratched from his scheduled bullpen session Saturday after experiencing an ingrown hair in his leg that had to be lanced. He played catch on Sunday, but it was unknown when he'd next get on a mound.

"Once he's comfortable moving around again," said manager Bob Melvin, "we'll get him on the field."

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