Matthew George Manning (born January 28, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Tigers selected him in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft.
Manning attended Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California. He played baseball and basketball in high school, and considered dropping baseball to focus on basketball after his freshman year.
He began to focus on his pitching in his junior year. By his senior year, when he had a 1.91 earned run average (ERA) and 77 strikeouts in 40+1⁄3 innings pitched, his fastball could reach 99 miles per hour (159 km/h). He committed to attend Loyola Marymount University to play college baseball and college basketball.
On January 16, 2020, he was a non-roster invitee of the Detroit Tigers to Spring Training before the season was postponed due to the coronavirus. The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster after the year.
On June 15, 2021, it was announced that Manning would be promoted to the major leagues for the first time and make his MLB debut on June 17 as the starting pitcher against the Los Angeles Angels. In his debut, Manning pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out three, while taking the loss.
Matt is presently unattached. He is not in a relationship. We don’t know anything about his prior relationships or previous engagements.