Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini experienced successful surgery to expel a malignant tumor from his colon, the group reported Thursday.
The tumor was found a week ago during a colonoscopy.
Lab results and the timetable for Mancini’s recuperation won’t be known until one week from now.
“The outpouring of love and support I have received has made an extremely tough week so much better,” Mancini said in a statement. “I have the best family, friends, fans, and teammates imaginable. I am also eternally thankful for the Orioles’ front office, our athletic trainers, and the entire medical staff for everything they have done to help me during this time. Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words, which have furthered my excitement to get back to playing the game I love.”
On Saturday, the Orioles declared Mancini had left the group to experience what it called a “non-baseball medical procedure.”
“We are doing everything in our power to ensure Trey recovers fully, and we can’t wait to see him back on the field as soon as possible,” said Mike Elias, the team’s executive vice president, and general manager.
The 27-year-old Mancini, who additionally observed time at first base and assigned hitter last season, hit .291 with 35 home runs and 97 RBIs. He played just five games this spring after prior managing influenza-like symptoms.
Mancini, who will turn 28 on Wednesday, keep going played on March 2, however, he left the spring training game after two at-bats.
Mancini was one of few bright spots for the rebuilding Orioles last season. Notwithstanding playing in 154 games and leading the group in homers and RBIs, Mancini played the role of clubhouse leader in a group loaded up with youthful players.
Even though Baltimore has lost over 100 games in every one of the previous two years, Mancini has been a standout offensively. In 2018, his second full season, he hit 24 home runs more than 156 games.
Mancini made $575,500 a year ago. In the wake of arriving at career highs in homers and RBIs, he was given a raise to $4.75 million in 2020.
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