Sean Anthony Manaea (born February 1, 1992) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the San Diego Padres (MLB). He formerly played for the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball. At Indiana State University, he was a baseball player.
Manaea was voted the best prospect in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2012 while attending Indiana State. Manaea was drafted 34th overall in the 2013 MLB draft by the Kansas City Royals, and he was traded to the Athletics during the 2015 season. He made his MLB debut in 2016, and on April 21, 2018, he pitched a no-hitter. Before the 2022 season, the Athletics traded Manaea to the Padres.
The Royals traded Manaea and Aaron Brooks to the Oakland Athletics on July 28, 2015, in exchange for Ben Zobrist. The Athletics assigned him to the Midland RockHounds of the Texas League.
With Midland, Manaea made seven starts, and had a 1.90 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 42+2⁄3 innings pitched. He began the 2016 season with the Nashville Sounds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.
In 2020, Manaea and the Athletics agreed to a $3.75 million salary. He finished the pandemic-shortened season with a record of 4–3 and a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts. As Oakland advanced in the playoffs, Manaea pitched against the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the 2020 American League Division Series. He took the loss as he allowed four runs in 4+1⁄3 innings.
Manaea and the Athletics agreed on a $5.95 million salary for the 2021 season. He made 32 starts for the Athletics in 2021 and went 11–10 with a 3.91 ERA with 194 strikeouts. On March 22, 2022, Manaea signed a $9.75 million contract with Oakland, avoiding salary arbitration.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.