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Sean Doolittle Named to the American League MLB All-Star Team

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Sean Doolittle selected to MLB All-Star team Sean Doolittle selected to MLB All-Star team

Former UVa baseball star Sean Doolittle is a first-time MLB All-Star.   The Oakland A's relief pitcher was one of a league-high seven members from the Oakland A's to be named to the American League All-Star team.

Doolittle has 13 saves this season for Oakland with a 2.98 ERA.

He signed a five-year contract with Oakland in April.    Doolittle has been a key reliever for Oakland the last three seasons since making the full-time switch from first base to pitcher to start the 2012 season.

At UVa, Doolittle was a duel threat.  As a pitcher he had a 22-7 record with a 2.23 ERA.   He also ranked second on UVa's all-time RBI list when he left for the pros in 2007.   Doolittle was the ACC Player of the Year in 2006.

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