Reports out of Baltimore have Trey Mancini headed to the Houston Astros in a major trade involving the Tampa Bay Rays as well.
The Astros will be sending Chayce McDermott (No. 12 prospect) to the Orioles and sending outfielder Jose Siri to Tampa Bay as part of the three-team deal.
Tampa Bay will send right-hander Jayden Murray to the Astros as part of the deal, while Rays No. 6 prospect, right-hander Seth Johnson (who is set for Tommy John Surgery), will be headed to the Orioles.
Trey Mancini, or “Boom Boom” as many know him, has been a fixture in Baltimore since his debut in September of 2016.
The veteran leader has been one of the players other players have followed and learned from, as Baltimore has undergone a full scale rebuild since 2018.
A big and athletic ball player, Mancini’s athleticism has enabled him to play multiple positions, and his “whatever the team needs” mentality has made him a favorite of coaches, players and, most of all, fans.
In 2020, Mancini was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer, which would cause him to miss the 2020 shortened season. Determined to get back to playing ball and helping the Orioles, Mancini fought during treatment and worked his way back to baseball shape.
In winning 2021 MLB Comeback Player of the Year, Mancini would play 147 games, hitting .255 with 21 home runs (his fourth season with 20+ home runs) and 71 RBIs.
He never wavered, gave in or took off because it was too much. He was determined to show the young players and the fans that he would give everything to help the team. He was the heartbeat that made the team go.
Mancini is also remembered for the special bond he created with late Orioles super fan, Mo Gaba.
It’s only fitting that in his last at-bat in front of the home town fans, Mancini would hit an inside-the-park home run. It was cloudy that day until that moment, and Mancini credits Mo Gaba for helping him out on the play.
In his final moments in Baltimore, Mancini would take a curtain call, waving one last time to Birdland, as the fans embraced their beloved hero.
Mancini finishes his Orioles career with a .270 average across 701 games. He has hit 117 home runs and drove in 350 runs.
We want to wish Trey the very best and thank him for all he has done and accomplished with the Orioles in his 10 years with the organization.
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2 thoughts on “Trey Mancini traded to Astros in 3-team deal”
I currently have no opinion of this trade because no one has shown, other than named, what the Orioles are getting in return. As to feelings, sentiment makes me hate to see Trey go, while logic dictates that it was the right move.