Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alec Manoa (25), who did not join the team after being relegated to Triple A, has revealed the reason.
Canadian sports media ‘Sportsnet’ quoted sources on the 25th (Korean time) and reported that Manoa had undergone an ‘extensive medical examination’ in Toronto.
According to the report, Manoa felt pain in his quadriceps and lower back and underwent examinations, but no serious structural problems were found.
Manoa went down to Triple-A on the 12th, but has never pitched in Triple-A. Director John Schneider revealed that Mae Noah was in Toronto, but he did not mention the specific situation, which raised questions.
After confirming that his physical condition is ok, Mae Noah will join the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons squad. He plans to go through his bald-up process again as he had a hiatus.
Sportsnet reported that if there is a vacancy in the Toronto rotation while he is going through the build-up, Bowden Francis or Trevor Richards, who can digest more than two innings, will replace the starting role.
Manoa, who pitched 196 2/3 innings in 2022 with a ERA of 2.24 and finished third in American League Cy Young Award voting, is in a 180 degree different situation this season.
He played 87 1/3 innings in 19 games, going 3-9 with an earned run average of 5.87. With a wHIP of 1.740, 1.5 home runs per 9 innings, 6.1 walks and 8.1 strikeouts, he showed what is difficult to see as a major league starter.
He was demoted to the minor leagues once in the middle and had a chance to correct his pitching, but he did not show much improvement.안전놀이터
In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin returned and settled in the starting rotation, and was demoted again to Triple A.
Even if I seized the opportunity right after the relegation, I wasted nearly two weeks in the yard where time was insufficient. It doesn’t look like it will be easy for them to regain their former status for the rest of the season.