The baseball gods taketh, and then the baseball gods taketh away a whole bunch more. Sean Manaea has been pulled from his start Wednesday against the Angels after only two innings due to left shoulder tightness.
Manaea left with left shoulder tightness— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 27, 2017
Manaea looked dull from the get-go, in particular his fastball which lacked its usual zip.
Manaea barely touched 90 mph and only twice last inning; that much of a velocity dip must have set off alarm bells.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 27, 2017
No word as to the severity of the injury. Manaea was replaced in the third by Frankie Montas.
Manaea says felt a "little sharp pain" in shoulder. Says he's dealt with it before and took only few days to get better. No MRI planned yet— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichNBCS) April 27, 2017
Well that’s encouraging.
Manaea thinks it's possible he will make his next start.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 27, 2017
Even better! And here it is from the man himself:
Here's Sean Manaea talking about his shoulder: pic.twitter.com/NhBIxGvpPF— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) April 27, 2017
Also, check out this writeup from Oakland Clubhouse.
This story will update as more information becomes available.