In a time where the outlook for the 2020 baseball season looks worse and worse as the outbreak of COVID-19 carries on, even more, sad news comes into fruition. Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini has reportedly been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer that will keep him on the sidelines for at least six months. He will be undergoing chemotherapy and likely will miss all of the 2020 Major League Baseball season even if baseball does return.
— Trey Mancini (@TreyMancini) April 28, 2020
Mancini posted a story on The Player’s Tribune called “I Am So Lucky,” where he told the story of dealing with and overcoming colon cancer, what his treatment is consisting of, and just telling the traumatic story. Keep in mind, getting chemotherapy in a time like this is not easy; he mentioned that during the pandemic, it is hard for him to get the chemotherapy treatment.
He noted how he is not likely to return to action if the 2020 baseball season starts up, sad news for a young player with so much upside. This would be his fourth full season in the big leagues, really coming into his own the past two years.
In 2019, Mancini played in 154 games, where he hit .291/.364/.535 with 35 home runs and 97 RBI on the season. Remember, he was posting these stats on the rebuilding Orioles squad who was battling the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins for that first overall selection in the upcoming draft. Hopefully, Mancini’s recovery is a quick and smooth one, and he can get back on the diamond as soon as possible.