A’s starter Sean Manaea to have an MRI on his forearm

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Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after he left last night’s start against the Rangers with a forearm strain.

The rookie lefty said that his forearm has bothered off and on this season, but that he was able to pitch through them before. He wasn’t able to get loose in the middle of the game yesterday so he exited the contest.

Forearm stiffness is often a bad sign — it’s frequently a compensation injury and/or a precursor to worse news — but here’s hoping Manaea has better luck.