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.
David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.