The Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres have agreed to a trade to send left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea and 2021 13th-rounder Aaron Holiday to the San Diego Padres in exchange for prospects Euribel Angeles, a tooled infielder, and Adrian Martinez , a higher level player. starting pitcher.
Manaea has rebounded in 2021, throwing 32 starts and 179.1 innings to hit a 3.91 ERA. He’s been plagued by the injury bug so far in his career – so the fact that he crossed the finish line from a full workload in the regular season has made him a hot name in the market Trade.
Talk of the prized Oakland southpaw was abundant at the start of the delayed offseason, but has since died down for some time. Early on Sunday, Manaea’s name started to heat up again and the trade went official a few hours later.
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Many speculated that Philadelphia rival New York Mets would be on Manaea after learning that their two aces, Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer, were suffering from varying degrees of injuries, but AJ Preller and his Padres got away. rushed and were able to get the job. done, as they often do.
The Philadelphia Phillies were likely to face Manaea in their first series against Oakland, and now that they’ve subtracted star power like Sean Manaea, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman, this series will feel a lot less stressful.
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