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Oakland Athletics pitcherSean Manaea will undergoarthroscopic
surgery on his left shoulder Sept. 19 Mike Piazza
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Athletics#Athletics Medical Update on LHP Sean Manaea:Manaea will have
arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Sept. 19 at the Cedars-Sinai
Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. The club will provide further details
after the surgery.Details: laoqjeUlix 5nHhMcKOlxManager Bob Melvin announced
Manaea is expected to miss all of the 2019 season while he recovers, per Jane
Lee of A's southpaw has not pitched since Aug. 24, when he improved
his record to 12-9 by holding the Minnesota Twins to just one unearned run on
five hits in five innings. He left the game having thrown just 67 pitches. He
was placed on the disabled list two days later due toshoulder impingement.Manaea
was in the midst of his best season to date. The third-year pitcher tied or set
career highs in wins (12), innings (160.2), earned run average (3.59), WHIP
(1.08), complete games (one) and shutouts (one).His first career shutout just
happened to be a no-hitter back on April 21 against the Boston Red Sox, a team
that has run away with the best record in the majors. He struck out 10 while
walking only two in that historic outing.That was the first of three no-hitters
thrown around Major League Baseball to date. It earned him American League
Player of the Week honors. It also helped him set an A's franchise record with
14 consecutive hitless innings.Without Manaea the past few weeks ,
Oakland has been able to stay in the playoff hunt. The Athletics are just three
games back of the reigning champion Houston Astros in the AL West and hold a
7.5-game lead in the AL wild-card race. CLEVELAND — Trying to stay interested in
a division race they have all but officially won, the Cleveland Indians will
play the finale of a nine-game homestand Wednesday afternoon when they host the
Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. The two teams have split the first two
games of their three-game series.Cleveland’s lead in the Central Division is 14
1/2 games over the Minnesota Twins. The challenge for the Indians is to not lose
their edge as they play out the regular season in which not much is on the
line.Article continues below ...Manager Terry Francona said he will give
selected players some days off. Left fielder Michael Brantley didn’t play
Tuesday, and third baseman Jose Ramirez will not play Wednesday.“This doesn’t
change how we play the game. We’re still trying to win,” Francona said. “But I’m
going to keep an eye on the guys with a lot of at-bats.”Francona admits he’s
walking a fine line during the last month of the regular season.“Once the
(regular) season is over, you’ve got to re-create your momentum (for the
postseason), regardless of how you played (in the last month),” he said.
“Momentum can leave you in a hurry, or you can start your own momentum.”The goal
for the Indians is to finish strong Chase Utley
, and get injured players Trevor Bauer, Andrew Miller and
Josh Donaldson off the disabled list.“We want to get everyone healthy,” Francona
said. “The hope is in a couple of weeks we’ll have our team together and they’ll
be able to play together for some games (before the start of the
postseason).”One player who will be a key during the postseason will be pitching
for Cleveland on Wednesday when Corey Kluber makes his 29th start.Kluber (17-7,
2.80) is in contention for his third Cy Young Award, and he has pitched well
recently, going 5-1 with a 2.57 ERA in his last seven starts.Kluber leads the
league in innings pitched and is tied for the lead in wins and complete games.
He is fifth in ERA, and in the top 10 in strikeouts and opponents’ batting
average.In his last start, a 3-0 win over Tampa Bay on Aug. 31 Kirk Gibson
, Kluber pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits,
with eight strikeouts and two walks.In three starts against Kansas City this
year, Kluber is 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA. His last start against the Royals was a 7-1
loss on Aug. 25. In that game, he gave up five runs and nine hits, with six
strikeouts and two walks. Kluber is 11-7 with a 3.09 ERA in 23 career starts
against Kansas City.The Royals on Wednesday will start right-hander Brad Keller
(7-5, 3.26), who in three career appearances (one start) against Cleveland is
1-0 with a 1.93 ERA.Keller’s last start was a 9-2 win over Baltimore on Aug. 31
in which he pitched eight innings ,
allowing two runs and five hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.In his last
start against Cleveland, on Aug. 24, Keller had no decision in a 5-4 Kansas City
win. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs and six hits with five
strikeouts and one walk.The Royals on Tuesday recalled pitchers Glenn Sparkman
and Jerry Vasto from Triple-A Omaha, catcher Meibrys Viloria from Class A
Wilmington and reinstated pitcher Eric Skoglund from the disabled list.The
Indians selected the contracts of outfielder Brandon Barnes and infielder Adam
Rosales from Triple-A Columbus.
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