Yesterday we wrote about how Athletics starter Sean Manaea was going to miss the rest of the 2018 season due to shoulder surgery. Today we learned that he may very well miss all of 2019 as well.
The A’s have not given an official update on the surgery — it hasn’t happened yet — but two of the A’s beat writers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle and Jane Lee of MLB.com spoke with manager Bob Melvin and provided these updates yesterday:
Manaea, 26, had a 12-9 record in 27 starts and a 3.59 ERA, 1.8 BB/9 and 6.0 SO/9 over 160.2 innings when he went down. He may very well be 28 years-old when we next see him him in game action.