MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa Solar Sox left-hander Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics was named Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week following his standout performance in his start against the Scottsdale Scorpions on Friday. In what was his longest appearance of the AFLthus far, Manaea struck out nine batters in five innings while allowing just two hits.
"A lot of big-name guys have come through this league, and just being able to play here is a huge honor," Manaea said. "Being named Pitcher of the Week is even bigger, so I'm really excited about that."
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