Manaea will start in the American League Wild Card Game against the Rays on Wednesday.
The southpaw quickly returned to form after returning from left shoulder surgery that left him sidelined since September 2018, and will now get the chance to help Oakland advance in its sudden-death contest against the Rays. In five starts in 2019, Manaea carries a 4-0 record with an ERA of 1.21 with a 0.78 WHIP. Wednesday's matchup against the Rays should be favorable given the number of lefties in Tampa's lineup.
Manaea may be the likeliest candidate to start the American League Wild Card Game against the Rays on Wednesday due to both his performance since coming off the injured list and Tampa's left-handed-heavy lineup, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Mike Fiers is considered the other realistic alternative for the one-game playoff, and he posted a 1-0 record, 2.25 ERA and .171 BAA across 12.0 innings over two starts versus the Rays this season. However, Manaea has been positively dominant over his five starts since making his delayed season debut, generating a 4-0 record, 1.21 ERA and 30:7 K:BB across 29.2 innings. The Rays have also been about average hitting against southpaws, posting a .256/.326/.422 collective line with a .319 wOBA versus that handedness on the season while striking out at a 25.6 percent clip. Manager Bob Melvin is expected to announce his decision within the next couple of days, and if Manaea does get the call, he'll be working on a solid five days' rest.
Manaea (4-0) earned the win against Seattle on Thursday, pitching six innings and giving up one run on four hits and no walks while striking out five.
Manaea was in complete control throughout the quality start, tossing 54 of 82 pitches for strikes while yielding only one run in six innings. The southpaw has won each of his last four outings and carries a pristine 1.21 ERA and 0.78 WHIP in five starts this season. Despite missing most of 2019 with an injured shoulder, Manaea has pitched well enough since his return to merit serious consideration for a start in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, should Oakland qualify.
Manaea (3-0) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four over 5.2 innings of a blowout win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Manaea had plenty of run support from the get-go, as the A's plated nine runs in the first two innings. Only solo shots by Elvis Andrus and Danny Santana tarnished Manaea's performance. The southpaw has been excellent in 23.2 innings since returning from a shoulder injury, posting a 1.14 ERA and 0.80 WHIP while whiffing 25 batters. Expect Manaea to start against the Mariners on Friday in his final regular-season appearance.
Manaea (2-0) gave up three hits and one walk while striking out six through six scoreless innings to take the win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Manaea had 11 swinging strikes and 19 called strikes in another electric performance to earn his second win. The 27-year-old has been great since being activated with a 0.50 ERA and a 21:6 K:BB through three starts this season. Manaea is scheduled to make his next start Sunday at home against the Rangers.
Manaea (1-0) allowed one run on two hits and two walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out 10 and earning the win over Detroit.
The lone run to score on Manaea came in the form of a fifth-inning solo shot by Christin Stewart. The 27-year-old owns a 0.75 ERA and 15:5 K:BB in his first two starts after rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He should make his next start sometime next weekend against the Rangers in Texas.
Manaea is scheduled to start Sunday against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea looked good in his 2019 big-league debut last Sunday, holding the Yankees to one hit and three walks over five scoreless innings. The strong showing earned the southpaw another turn in what is expected to be a six-man rotation for the next couple of weeks.
Manaea will get another start at some point over the next week, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw was highly effective during his first big-league start of 2019 last Sunday, holding the Yankees to one hit and three walks over five scoreless innings. Manaea's strong showing earned him another turn in what is essentially a six-man rotation for the Athletics at the moment, with manager Bob Melvin stating an announcement on how he'll utilize his starting pitchers in coming days is imminent.
Manaea threw five scoreless frames while allowing one hit with three walks and five strikeouts during a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday.
The 27-year-old and J.A. Happ squared off in an old-fashioned pitcher's duel Sunday with neither starter factoring into the decision. But considering this was Manaea's first start in a year after major shoulder surgery, owners should be pleased with this performance. Manaea's next start lines up for Sunday at home against the Tigers.
The Athletics reinstated Manaea (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Yankees.
The 27-year-old will be making his first appearance for Oakland in over a year after a long recovery from major shoulder surgery. Manaea looked plenty healthy during his eight rehab appearances in the minors prior to being activated, notably posting a 1.53 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 28:4 K:BB in 17.2 innings over his final three outings with Triple-A Las Vegas. He worked up to 99 pitches in his most recent outing Aug. 23 and isn't expected to face significant workload restrictions as he toes the rubber for Oakland for the first time in 2019.
Manaea (shoulder) will be activated from the 60-day injured list to start Sunday against the Yankees, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea is set to rejoin the big-league rotation after a lengthy recovery from surgery on his left shoulder, which included an eight-game rehab assignment. The southpaw looked sharp in his final rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out 12 across seven scoreless innings. It's not yet known if the Athletics will stick with a six-man rotation for the stretch run or if Manaea will replace one of their five starters (likely Brett Anderson or Homer Bailey).
Manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Manaea (shoulder) won't require any further rehab starts in the minors and is on track to rejoin the big club in September, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
After a long recovery from left shoulder surgery, Manaea concluded his eight-start rehab assignment in impressive fashion Aug. 23, striking out 12 over seven shutout innings for Triple-A Las Vegas. Manaea rejoined the Athletics in Kansas City on Thursday and tossed a bullpen session, which should keep him sharp as he prepares for a likely appointment into the Oakland rotation next week. Melvin has yet to announce whether the Athletics would implement a six-man rotation in September or have Manaea replace one of their five starters. If Oakland decides to go the latter route, Brett Anderson or Homer Bailey would probably be most at risk of moving to the bullpen.
Manaea (shoulder) recorded 12 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and one walk through seven scoreless innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Tacoma on Saturday,
If the Athletics needed one more start out of Manaea to convince them he was ready for activation, then Saturday's fit the bill in every way imaginable. The left-hander worked up to 99 pitches, affirmatively answering any questions about whether his arm is sufficiently stretched out. His swing-and-miss capability was on full display as well, and Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports Manaea could be part of a possible six-man rotation during September, a month in which the Athletics will play 16 consecutive games at one point. "There is a potential for anything," manager Bob Melvin said. "We play seven games, have an off-day, then have 16 in a row. We'll be in September at that time, but that's a pretty long stretch. We'll see. I'm not sure yet."
Manaea (shoulder) is slated for at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas before activation is considered, the Associated Press reports.
Manaea made a successful return Sunday from a slight pause in his rehab assignment due to side soreness, recording six strikeouts over five solid innings. The Athletics likely want to ensure Manaea is completely free of any lingering issues before pulling the trigger on activation, hence the desire to give him one more turn with the Aviators. That start would be slated to occur in the earlier portion of the upcoming Friday-to-Monday series against Triple-A Tacoma, positioning Manaea for a potential addition to the big-league club just prior to the expansion of rosters Sept. 1.
Manaea (shoulder) was credited with the victory in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Albuquerque on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six.
Manaea was impressive in his return from a short pause to his rehab program due to side soreness. The left-hander worked up to 91 pitches, and even though he wasn't particularly sharp while getting only 54 of those offerings into the strike zone, it was still encouraging to see him put in a relatively hefty workload. Manaea may be physically ready for activation at this point, but as previously reported, he may not have an immediate spot waiting for him in the Athletics' starting rotation. Consequently, the team may ultimately opt to utilize one of his remaining minor-league options to keep him with the Aviators for the time being.
Manaea (shoulder) could have a hard time cracking the rotation upon returning to health, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea has been on the injured list for the entire season, and even though he's closing in on a return, skipper Bob Melvin noted that if everyone is pitching well, it'll be tough to find a spot for him in the rotation. He has options remaining, so Oakland may elect to send him to Triple-A Las Vegas once activated.
Manaea (shoulder) is expected to require one more rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas before potentially rejoining the Athletics, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Manaea restarted his rehab assignment Tuesday with Las Vegas and allowed two runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks over 5.2 innings. The 27-year-old made five rehab appearances in July before a bout of side soreness caused him to shut things down for a couple days. Manaea threw 82 pitches Tuesday so he could be fully stretched out for a starting workload after an additional rehab start.
Manaea (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea had his rehab assignment paused last weekend but resumed throwing Wednesday and will make a quick return to mound work. The 27-year-old was set to make one more rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas before rejoining the Athletics, and his quick return to the mound indicates his timetable likely hasn't changed too much.
Manaea (shoulder) will play catch Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea has been cleared to resume throwing again after having his rehab assignment paused due to side soreness. While this is an encouraging sign for the left-hander, the Athletics have yet to offer up an updated timetable for his return. Prior to his brief shutdown period, Manaea was originally scheduled to make one more rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas before rejoining the Athletics.
Manaea (shoulder) has temporarily paused his rehab assignment at Triple-A Las Vegas due to side soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea was coming off an eight-strikeout performance versus New Orleans last Tuesday, and he was projected for just one more rehab appearance prior to activation. However, the left-hander began experiencing soreness during his last outing, which was cut short at 70 pitches despite originally being projected for 90. Although this is the second time Manaea has had to pause his rehab, manager Bob Melvin remains optimistic. "Same thing that happened when we had to shut him down last time," Melvin said. "He just has some soreness in his right side. ... He had it once before, and it wasn't a long time he got shut down. Hopefully, it's just a few days."
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