Manaea is expected to be sidelined for all of 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The team will know for sure following the procedure, but the current expectation is that it will take a full year for the lefty to recover. That's unfortunate news for the A's and for Manaea, who had posted a career-best 3.59 ERA through 27 starts.
Manaea will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Sept. 19. Manaea was shut down with rotator cuff tendinitis in late August and will wind up being out for the rest of the year. He'll finish the season with a 12-9 record and a 3.59 ERA in 27 starts. It's unclear whether the recovery time for the surgery will put him at risk of missing start of next season. More should become clear following the procedure.
Manaea (shoulder) is optimistic he'll pitch again this season, but the A's are considering it a long shot, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Manaea began strengthening exercises Monday, but he's still a long way from returning to the lineup. More news on a timetable for his return should surface as he makes strides in his rehab, but despite his optimism it seems safe to assume Manaea won't be back this season.
Manager Bob Melvin told MLB Network Radio that Manaea (shoulder) started strengthening exercises Monday. Manaea has been on the shelf since Aug. 26 with rotator cuff tendinitis. While the southpaw seemingly turned a corner Monday, Melvin noted that he still has a long way to go in his rehab and ultimately may not return this season. "It's still kind of dicey whether or not we're going to get him back," said the manager. "I said it was probably 50/50 several days ago, I don't know that it's any better than that at this point."
Manager Doug Melvin stated that Manaea (shoulder) has less than a 50 percent chance to pitch again this season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Manaea was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis Tuesday, and although he remains without a clear timetable for a return, it seems unlikely he'll toe the rubber again in 2018. If this is the case, he'll finish the season with a 3.59 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 108 strikeouts over 160.2 innings.