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Things have gone from bad to worse for former MLB All-Star Alek Manoah.

Manoah’s Toronto Blue Jays recently sent the struggling right-hander down to the Florida Complex League. The 2022 American League All-Star had posted a 1-7 record in 13 starts, with a 6.36 ERA and a career-low 7.45 K/9.

Unfortunately, things haven’t gone great for the 25-year-old former first-round pick. On Tuesday, the Blue Jays and Manoah faced the New York Yankees’ rookie ball team. It didn’t go so well at all.

River Ave. Blues said it all. “NYY’s rookie ball team faced Alek Manoah today. Roderick Arias, NY’s top international signing last year, took him deep,” they tweeted. They also provided a grim and brutal box score for Manoah. His line was as followed:

2.2 IP, 10 H, 11 ER, 3 K, 2 BB, 2 HR allowed.

Yikes. Startling fall-offs in baseball aren’t rare by any means. But this is an extremely rough sequence for the former All-Star. There aren’t too many positives to take away from his performance, not even his strikeout total.

And it indeed does get worse: The Jays’ FCL team lost 13-5 to the Yankees’ FCL team. They picked up 15 hits in the outing, which means they only had five hits and two runs scored the rest of the way after Manoah departed.

Hopefully, he can get himself right. It might take a while, but this is certainly as low as it gets.

[River Ave. Blues]

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Chris Novak has been talking and writing about sports ever since he can remember. Previously, Novak wrote for and managed sites in the SB Nation network for nearly a decade from 2013-2022