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Trey Mancini out ‘months rather than weeks’ according to GM Mike Elias

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Last month, Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his colon.  The tumor was discovered during a colonoscopy.

On Monday, Orioles executive VP and GM Mike Elias gave a timetable for Mancini’s recovery, per Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun. Elias said Mancini is expected to make “a 100% recovery both from a general health standpoint, but also a baseball sense.” Elias added that Mancini’s recovery will take “months rather than weeks.”

Baseball is currently on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The start of the season isn’t yet known but is likely months away if there is a season this year at all. That leaves open the possibility for Mancini to be ready for the start of whatever the 2020 season might look like.

Mancini, 28, put up All-Star caliber numbers for the Orioles last year, though he wasn’t an actual All-Star. He hit .291/.364/.535 with 35 home runs, 97 RBI, and 106 runs scored in 679 plate appearances. FanGraphs credited him with 3.6 Wins Above Replacement, putting him solidly in the top-10 among American League outfielders.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).