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:
Melvin says team will know more after Manaea’s surgery next week but twice says expectations are that he will be out a year.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 11, 2018
Sean Manaea is expected to be sidelined through 2019, Melvin says.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 11, 2018
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.