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Alex Manoah earned the win Saturday versus Kansas City after giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over seven shutout innings.
Manoah made his first start since July 9 after dealing with a back injury. He is 3-1 with a 2.47 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 56/16 K/BB ratio across 47 1/3 innings (nine starts) this season. The rookie right-hander will face the Red Sox at home in his next scheduled outing.
Alek Manoah is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game in Florida on Monday, according to manager Charlie Montoyo.
The Blue Jays are hopeful Manoah will need just one rehab start before being able to return to the team. He is scheduled to throw in a simulated game instead of Triple-A because Buffalo is off that day.
The Blue Jays placed RHP Alek Manoah (back) on the 10-day injured list.
It was reported earlier on Monday that Manoah could miss Tuesday's start due to a back issue, but the Blue Jays have decided to give him a longer absence. Still, the move is being made retroactive to July 16th, so Manoah could actually pitch next Monday if all goes well from here.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah (back) could miss Tuesday’s start against the Red Sox due to a back contusion.
Manoah reportedly slipped on the dugout stairs and landed on his back. He sustained a back contusion and could miss his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Thomas Hatch or Anthony Kay will start if Manoah is unable to suit up. Fantasy managers in weekly leagues should remove Manoah from their starting lineups. The Blue Jays will provide an update on the right-hander after Monday’s contest. Stay tuned.
Alek Manoah gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits with three walks and nine strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rays.
Manoah is now 2-1 with a 2.90 ERA. 1.07 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this season. The rookie righthander should continue to stick in the rotation after the All-Star break and is worth owning in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.