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Orioles trade away heart and soul of team Trey Mancini to Houston

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 23:22:01-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles traded one of their hearts and souls.

The Orioles sent first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros on Monday for some pitching prospects, the Orioles announced.

Mancini has been in the Orioles system since he was drafted in the eighth round in 2013.

He made his debut with the Orioles on September 20, 2016.

This season, Mancini was batting .268 with 10 home runs and 35 runs batted in.

Last Thursday, in a game celebrating Baltimore superfan Mo Gaba, a fan Mancini was close with, he hit a two-run inside-the-park home run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, in his final home game with the Orioles.

In 2021, Mancini was named American League Comeback Player of the Year after he had undergone treatment for stage 3 colon cancer and missed the previous season.

In 2019, Mancini batted .291 with 35 home runs and 97 RBIs.

The Orioles also acquired right-handed pitcher Seth Johnson, from the Tampa Bay Rays, and right-handed pitcher Seth McDermott, from the Astros.

Johnson, 24, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA with 41 strikeouts in seven strikeouts for High-A Bowling Green this season. McDermott, 23. went 6-1 with a 5.50 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 19 appearances for High-A Asheville this season.

Mancini released a statement to fans late Monday night: