The Oakland Athletics will promote pitching prospect Sean Manaea to start on Friday against the Astros.
The Oakland Athletics will promote pitching prospect Sean Manaea to start on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 24-year-old southpaw, who was acquired from the Royals in last year’s Ben Zobrist trade, has posted a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings across three starts in Triple A this season.
Baseball America has Manea No. 48 in its preseason prospect rankings.
According to the Chronicle, Jesse Hahn, who missed the end of last season with a forearm injury, was also in the conversation to start on Friday after Eric Surkamp’s demotion.
Oakland will host Houston at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday.
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