Blue Jays pitching prospect continues to shine

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2021-05-20 06:40:32

WORCESTER, Mass. – High Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Alek Manoah delivered his third sturdy begin in as many outings on Wednesday evening for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

The best-hander, who was assigned to the highest stage of the minor leagues this season after ending the 2019 marketing campaign taking part in short-season class-A ball in Vancouver, allowed one run on 4 hits in six innings in opposition to the Worcester Crimson Sox.

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Manoah, 23, struck out 10 and walked one.

The Blue Jays’ first-round choose (eleventh general) within the 2019 draft, Manoah has given up only one run in three begins (18 innings) this yr after not pitching final season with the minor leagues cancelled due to COVID-19. He has struck out 27 and walked three.

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins stated final week that the crew has been speaking about the potential for giving Manoah a shot within the large leagues.

The Blue Jays have had battled damage issues with their pitching workers this season. Struggling right-hander Ross Stripling was pulled within the fourth inning Wednesday evening in Boston after giving up six runs on eight hits.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Could 19, 2021.

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