The Orioles and Trey Mancini have agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million in order to avoid arbitration, according to the Orioles official twitter account.
As everyone knows, Trey Mancini was forced to miss the entirety of 2020 due to a stage three colon cancer diagnosis back in March. However, and rightfully so, Mike Elias understands the value of the former 8th round pick. This $4.75 million deal will secure Mancini for 2021, now setting him up for arbitration in 2022.
In his last season in 2019, Mancini became the undisputed Orioles MVP. After a season consisting of a .291 average and 35 homers, the talk of resigning Mancini really came into play. Although a good long-term contract is still a thing of the future, paying Trey now what he deserves, and keeping him away from an arbitration hearing is a very smart move.
Coming into 2021, Mancini is fully expected to open up spring training with the club, and we should have no reason to think he’s not on the Opening Day roster as well. That in itself is incredible after the past year Mancini had!
Birdland is ecstatic about this news, and we cannot wait to see No. 16 in orange and black once again!