Daily Archives: June 14, 2016
The Oakland A’s already completely depleted starting rotation may have lost another member Monday night. Sean Manaea left the game early. with forearm soreness.
The seriousness of the injury is thus far unknown, however, the A’s medical staff has said that they believe the injury to Manaea’s forearm to be a strained pronator muscle and not necessarily ligament damage. However, the full diagnosis will not be known until the team gets the results of his MRI on Tuesday.
When most people hear the words “forearm soreness” their mind automatically jumps to a torn ulnar collateral ligament and Tommy John surgery.
In the fifth inning of Monday’s 14-5 rout of the Texas Rangers, after having just given up a home run to Shin-Soo Choo, that’s where Manea’s mind went.
“My first thought was [that] it’s pretty scary, just because you hear about forearm stuff all the time and TJ,” Manaea said. “That word, I try not to think about it. But from what they told me, it’s nothing too serious.”
This wasn’t the first time Manaea had felt the pain in his forearm. It had bothered him a bit at Triple-A Nashville earlier in the season but this was more intense.
A’s manager Bob Melvin said that he and the rest of the coaching staff could tell that something was off with Manaea, as they were having trouble distinguishing between Manaea’s fastball and changeup. He throws a hard changeup so they continued to watch but after the home run to Choo, it was apparent to them that it was time for a visit to the mound.
The 2016 First Year Player Draft wrapped up over the weekend with GM Al Avila following the Dave Dombrowski draft playbook pretty closely, by selecting power arms early and often. The one noticeable difference was with Avila willing to shy away from taking a power arm out of college with the 1st round pick and went with Matt Manning, out of Sheldon High school in Sacramento, CA.
Detroit went on to select 4 more pitchers with their next 4 picks and selected 19 overall, including a few local kids. It does seem as if they have an interest in any player name Dalton however.
Here’s how the draft went (Rd/Pick/Player/School/POS)