Report: Orioles’ Trey Mancini accepts invitation to participate in Home Run Derby
Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini has accepted an invitation to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, according to Roch Kubatko from MASN. Athletic’s Dan Connolly was the first to report on Saturday. that Mancini had received an invitation from the MLB. Mancini has 14 home runs and 52 RBIs this year, the latter tied for 10th in the American League.
Mancini is the third known player to agree to participate in the derby. He will join Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani and defending New York Mets champion Pete Alonso, along with five other hitters, on July 12 at Coors Field.
This is Mancini’s first season since he missed the 2020 campaign to undergo colon cancer treatments. He returned to the Orioles in full force, surveying Baltimore in homers and RBIs while posting a .792 OPS. The 29-year-old is considered the main contender for AL Comeback Player of the Year.
It has been a trying year for Orioles fans as the club stumbled to a 24-53 start, which was baseball’s second worst record. With Mancini locked in the derby, he has the chance to give the Baltimore faithful one of their biggest highlights of the year.