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.
The Cleveland Indians unveiled a new alternate home jersey today. It’s a red top with a script “Indians” on the front. It’ll be worn for occasional home games next year. It’ll be the first time the Indians have worn red jerseys since the 1970s, though these are not throwbacks to those Buddy Bell/Boog Powell-era kits they once wore, as you can see below.
The Indians also unveiled their other uniforms. They’re basically identical to what they’ve worn in the past, except no Chief Wahoo, who has been phased out of the team’s livery. A block C has replaced Wahoo on the cap, with both the red-bill and the solid blue block C continuing. Jersey patches of Wahoo are gone too, replaced for this year by the guitar-shaped 2019 All-Star Game logo. No word on what they’ll do for a patch beyond that.
Overall it’s a modest upgrade rather than than the total redesign that they might’ve done given that they had to change caps and stuff anyway, but anything without Wahoo his welcome.
Cleveland’s caps as well as its home and road jerseys will feature the guitar-shaped 2019 All-Star Game logo. Cleveland is hosting the 75th event in July.
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