Trey Mancini, a first baseman and outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, in the MLB has been traded to Houston Astros, these two organizations confirmed on Monday. Houston will acquire Mancini as a segment of a 3 team agreement that also involves the Tampa Bay Rays. Here are some specifics of the five-player, three-team deal.
In 92 games this season, 30-YO Trey Mancini, is batting.268/.347/.404 with 10 home runs, 16 doubles, 41 RBI, and 39 runs scored. After receiving a colon cancer diagnosis in 2020, Mancini was absent the entire season but made a successful comeback in 2021. In addition to reaching the Home Run Derby finals last year, he smashed 21 home runs throughout the regular season.
This career year of Mancini, up to this point, was three years earlier when he came to the news for hitting 35 home runs and scoring 97 runs. A 134 OPS+, or 291/.364/.535, was achieved.
Regarding the Astros, Alvarez has secured the DH position so that Mancini will move to the outfield. Since Michael Brantley, is injured, and thus the left fielder position was vacant. Kyle Tucker fills in as the regular right fielder. As a result, for some time being, Mancini should be given much playing time at left as Chas McCormick as well as Jake Meyers handle center. Additionally, Yuli Gurriel, who is 38 years old, maybe having a poor offensive season in at-bats at first base.
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Trey Mancini offers the Astros an additional bat with a thump, even if he doesn’t receive consistent playing time before the end of this season. They hold an enormous 12-game advantage in the AL West, having captured three of the last five AL titles, and are vying for a fourth championship. Mancini, whose contract is up this year, has never participated in the postseason.