A’s ace Sean Manaea has rotator cuff tendinitis
The official word on Sean Manaea is in, and while it’s not great news for Oakland, it could be a lot worse.
Manaea has been diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis and is now out indefinitely.
Sean Manaea has rotator cuff tendinitis. He’s shut down indefinitely. A’s hoping he can pitch again this season, but there’s obviously a chance he won’t be able to.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 28, 2018
Manaea, best known for throwing a no-hitter against the Red Sox in April, experienced discomfort in his shoulder when playing catch before Sunday’s game. He went for an MRI and then received a second opinion on it from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Manaea is 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA this season. The A’s placed both him and Brett Anderson on the disabled list in the last few days and will hope they can maintain their spot in the AL West standings without them.