Orioles manager Brandon Hyde told reporters that outfielder Trey Mancini will be having a “non-baseball medical procedure,” and that the team will not be going into further details about the situation until a later date.
“We love Trey,” Brandon Hyde said. “We’re going to respect his privacy and we’ll have more information as we know more. … We’re thinking about him.”
Hyde said Mancini is handling the situation “like anyone else would that is going to have further tests done.” #Orioles
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Mancini played in the Orioles’ Grapefruit League game on Monday but has been out of action since then. He’s been one of the few bright spots in the last few years of Orioles baseball. Last year he anchored the team’s offense with a .291/.364/.535, 35-homer effort in 679 trips to the plate.
Hyde did not give a timetable for Mancini’s return, and it’s possible that he may miss Opening Day.
Whatever the issue is, it’s clearly somewhat serious. Hyde’s remarks about Mancini’s attitude while going for further tests are a little ominous. Hopefully Mancini will be able to be back on the field at some point in the near future.