Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Wednesday that Mancini will play primarily at first base in 2021, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Elias also reiterated that Mancini is 100 percent healthy and will report to Baltimore's camp in Sarasota, Fla. with no restrictions after he sat out the 2020 campaign when he was diagnosed with colon cancer last spring. While the Orioles aren't closing the door on Mancini being an option in the corner outfield, the 28-year-old hasn't graded out as a strong defender in left or right field, so manager Brandon Hyde is likely inclined to limit his exposure to those positions. Assuming Mancini does indeed see most of his reps at first base during the upcoming campaign, Chris Davis would likely be phased out of the Baltimore lineup on a more regular basis after struggling mightily at the plate through the first five seasons of the seven-year, $161 million deal he inked in January 2016.
Mancini agreed to a one-year, $4.75 million deal with the Orioles on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
He missed the entire 2020 season after being diagnosed with colon cancer, but it was reported in November that his bloodwork showed no tumor DNA, putting him on track for a return to full baseball activities this spring. This agreement with Baltimore is another sign that the team believes in his recovery and availability for the upcoming season.
Mancini, who missed the entire 2019 season after being diagnosed with colon cancer, said Wednesday that his most recent bloodwork showed no tumor DNA, putting him on track to return to full activities during spring training, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
While speaking to the media, Mancini noted that he's been working out five days a week and taking light batting practice so far during the offseason. Mancini should gradually ramp up his activity as spring training nears, and assuming he continues to receive good news in his follow-up tests, he'll be ready to go in full capacity. The 28-year-old noted that the Orioles haven't told him whether they envision him being someone who can contribute regularly at first base or in the corner outfield in 2021, but Mancini should at least have a clear path to everyday at-bats at designated hitter if the club prefers to limit his usage on defense.
Mancini (cancer) took batting practice in his cage Thursday, Jesse Pantuosco of Radio.com reports.
It was reported earlier in the week that the Baltimore slugger was close to resuming baseball activities. Mancini completed treatment for colon cancer last month after missing the entire 2020 season. He is expected to be ready for spring training.
Mancini (cancer) is building up his strength and working his way towards baseball activities, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mancini missed the entirety of the 2020 campaign while undergoing treatment for colon cancer. While general manager Mike Elias' update was generally positive, Mancini understandably has quite a ways to go before he's back in baseball shape, with Elias merely saying, "He's slowly getting back into baseball-ish type activities."
The Orioles are hopeful that Mancini will be able to join the team for spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Mancini missed the entire season while undergoing treatment for colon cancer. He has to regain his general physical strength, let alone his baseball-specific skills, but the Orioles are confident he'll be able to do so this offseason.
Mancini (cancer) was placed on the 45-day injured list Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 28-year-old announced in April he was undergoing six months of treatment for his battle with colon cancer, so it was only a matter of time before the team removed him from the 40-man roster. Mancini isn't expected to see the field in 2020 as a result, though he's expressed optimism about making a full recovery and resuming his career next season.
Mancini revealed Tuesday in an essay posted on The Players' Tribune that he will require six months of treatment for his battle with colon cancer and noted that he will likely miss the entire 2020 season. "If baseball returns in 2020, it will probably be without me," Mancini wrote.
After missing time early in spring training with what was labeled as an illness, Mancini was determined to have a malignant tumor in his colon and required surgery to address the matter March 12. Major League Baseball suspended its season that same day, and even with the hiatus likely continue at least until some point in May, Mancini doesn't appear as though he'll be ready to rejoin the Orioles when teams are allowed to resume training. Instead, Mancini's activity will be limited while he undergoes rounds of chemotherapy treatment every two weeks for the next six months, effectively ruling him out for the season. The 28-year-old is optimistic that he'll be able to make a full recovery and resume his career in 2021.
Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Monday that Mancini's recovery timeline will be measured in months rather than weeks after the slugger underwent surgery in March to remove a malignant tumor from his colon, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Elias relayed that while Mancini is on track to make a full recovery from the emergency procedure, the 28-year-old won't be rushed back into action. Major League Baseball has yet to outline a clear target date for teams to resume training, but based on Elias' comments, Mancini looks like he'll still be restricted in workouts -- if not withheld entirely -- even if the league-wide suspension extends into the middle of the summer.
Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Thursday that Mancini (stomach) has been released from the hospital and is scheduled to undergo additional tests in the near future, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Mancini was hospitalized for roughly a week after requiring surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his colon. The Orioles aren't likely to reveal a timeline for Mancini's return to activity until more information is available following testing, but the delayed start to the Major League Baseball season could help the 28-year-old avoid missing games while he's on the mend.
Mancini (illness) underwent successful surgery Thursday to remove a malignant tumor from his colon, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Mancini has not participated in any spring games since March 2 and continues to express his appreciation for fans' support and privacy during his absence. A timetable for the 27-year-old's recovery has not been determined. Opening Day has been pushed back, which could enable Mancini to return without missing regular season games.
Mancini (illness) will miss time due to a non-baseball surgical procedure, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mancini hasn't played all week due to illness, though there's been no indication that the procedure is for a related issue. The Orioles are respecting Mancini's privacy by not releasing the reason for the surgery, and no timeline for his return to action has been provided. Mancini may not undergo the procedure until next week, and his availability for Opening Day appears to be at risk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Mancini (illness) remains day-to-day, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mancini remains out since leaving Monday's game against the Rays due to an illness. It's not yet clear when the slugger will be able to rejoin the Orioles lineup.
Mancini (illness) won't be available for the Orioles' Grapefruit League road games Tuesday versus the Nationals and Wednesday versus the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Mancini is still trying to shake the flu and will stay back at the Orioles' spring home in Sarasota while Baltimore heads to the East Coast of Florida for the next two days. It's unclear if Mancini will be ready to re-enter the lineup when the Orioles host the Twins on Thursday, but the club hasn't suggested that the ailment is anything that will keep the slugger out long term.
Mancini left Monday's game against the Rays due to illness, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Mancini was able to get two at-bats in before being pulled from the contest. He also battled an illness in mid-February. Assuming he's not out for an unexpectedly long period, his preparation for the upcoming season shouldn't be significantly impacted.
Mancini (illness) was a full participant during Wednesday's full-squad workout, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Mancini was idle the past two days of camp while battling the ailment, but he's apparently feeling healthy again. The Orioles open their Grapefruit League slate Saturday, so Mancini should be ready to make his spring debut that day or soon after.
Mancini was held out of workouts Monday due to an illness, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Both Mancini and Hunter Harvey didn't practice Monday as an illness makes its way through the Orioles' clubhouse. The severity of the illness is unclear, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Mancini back in action soon.
Mancini and the Orioles agreed to a one-year deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Mancini set career highs in homers (35), RBI (97), runs (106), on-base percentage (.364) and slugging percentage (.535) last season. He'll make $4.75 million next season, per Joe Trezza of MLB.com.
Mancini went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's victory over the Red Sox.
The homer, a solo shot off Josh Smith, put the Orioles up by five runs in the ninth inning. He now has 35 homers on the season, significantly more than the 24 he hit in each of the previous two seasons. He's been a rare bright spot for the 54-win team, posting a strong .291/.364/.537 slash line on the season.
Mancini went 5-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs in an 11-4 victory against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
His five hits Tuesday set a new season high and raised his average seven points, which is quite incredible considering the large sample at this point in the season. Mancini already has set new career highs with 34 home runs, 94 RBI and 103 runs this season, and now he has a shot to set a new high-water mark in average. He's slashing .293/.363/.537 in 661 plate appearances.
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