Latest news on your fingertips

In a three-team trade involving the Orioles and Rays, Trey Mancini is reportedly headed to the Astros

According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, the Baltimore Orioles are reportedly trading veteran Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Tampa Bay Rays acquire outfielder Jose Siri from Houston as part of a three-team deal.

The lengthy and arduous rebuild for the Orioles is finally starting to pay off. For a franchise that, according to Stathead, has MLB’s worst winning percentage (.379) between 2017 and 2021, flirting with a.500 finish (51-51) is a nice change.

Baltimore was expected to be active prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline, but it was expected to be more of a seller than a bidder. Mancini has a $10 million mutual option for 2023, so this may have been the last opportunity to profit from him as a trade asset.

Trey Mancini (1)

The 30-year-basic old’s statistics aren’t impressive.

The first baseman/outfielder has played 92 games and has a slash line of.268/.347/.404, 10 home runs, and 86 strikeouts.

Mancini’s more recent statistics offer a more accurate picture of his standing among his competitors. According to FanGraphs, he has a.330 wOBA and 114 wRC+, and Baseball Savant estimates his projected batting average and slugging percentage to be.268 and.468 respectively.

If the Orioles hadn’t moved the left field fence back, his overall number of home runs might have been a little different as well.

In Mancini’s MLB career, the 2019 season will probably continue to be an anomaly. In that year, he hit 35 home runs and had a.535 slugging percentage.

The 2021 American League Comeback Player of the Year, who received the honor after being diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and making a comeback, has demonstrated his ability to bat consistently and reach base at a reasonable rate.

Over the last stretch, the right-handed Mancini should improve Houston’s offense, and his $10 million salary for 2023 isn’t a bad investment if he decides to stay.

The right-handed Mancini should boost Houston’s offense over the last stretch, and if he decides to stay, his $10 million salary for 2023 isn’t a bad investment

Houston general manager James Click said, “Our objective obviously is trying to put ourselves in the best position that we can to compete for a World Series this year, and those are two guys that we think can help us get there.”

Trey Mancini (2)

The Tampa Bay Rays were also a part of the three-team transaction involving Mancini. Along with Mancini, the Rays, who are obtaining outfielder Jose Siri from Houston, also sent the Astros a minor league right-hander named Jayden Murray. Seth Johnson (from the Rays) and Chayce McDermott, both right-handers in the minors, were traded to the Orioles (from Houston).

In exchange for Vazquez, the Astros gave the Red Sox infielder/outfielder Enmanuel Valdez and minor league outfielder Wilyer Abreu.

Vazquez, 31, will immediately outperform the Astros’ current starting catcher, Martin Maldonado, who has a.759 OPS, 8 home runs, and 42 RBIs this season. With backup Jason Castro out with a knee injury and rookie Korey Lee filling in, the Astros also needed depth at catcher.

Maldonado has been credited with contributing to Houston’s primarily youthful pitching staff’s performance, but with a.173 average this year, Vazquez represents a major offensive improvement.

When there are runners on base, you never want him to step up to the plate, Click said. He consistently manages to strike the ball with the bat and bring those players in.

Maldonado’s workload this season was simply too high for it to be sustainable, according to Click, who added that he and manager Dusty Baker would talk about how playing time would be divided between Maldonado and Vazquez.

The Red Sox’s longest-tenured player, Vazquez, who will be a free agent after this season, joined the team in 2014.

Prior to being pulled from the starting lineup minutes before the game on Monday in Houston for the Red Sox. He will now go to Minute Maid Park’s other clubhouse where he will work to aid the Astros in another strong playoff run.

Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom remarked, “I know this one hurts in the clubhouse. “That’s not something we take lightly,” she said.

Mancini, 30, is in his sixth season with the Orioles (51-51), who have shocked this year and are just three games off of the final wild-card slot in the American League going into Monday’s games. This season, Mancini is hitting.268 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs.

Mancini has been a shining light for the Orioles during their challenging rebuild. After missing the 2020 season to receive treatment for stage 3 colon cancer, he won the American League’s Comeback Player of the Year award the following year.

Mancini would be difficult to replace both on and off the field, according to Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, and the conversation about the trade was challenging.

Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom remarked, “I know this one hurts in the clubhouse. “That’s not something we take lightly,” she said.

Mancini, 30, is in his sixth season with the Orioles (51-51) and is hitting.268 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs. The Orioles have shocked this year and are just three games off of the final wild-card slot in the American League going into Monday’s games.

Trey Mancini (3)

Trey has played a significant role in both our lives and the lives of Baltimore and our community, according to Hyde. And you understand how difficult it is to lose someone who was such a dear friend to so many people.

It wasn’t enjoyable, but I was delighted for him and the opportunity he would get. However, it was difficult to say goodbye.

Mancini made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2016 and batted.270 with 117 home runs and 350 RBIs in 701 games.

In Arlington, Texas, where the Orioles were playing the Rangers on Monday night, Mancini told reporters, “I always said I wanted to see the rebuild through and I feel like, in a lot of ways, I have. “I think things will only get better here, and aside from when I play against them, I’ll always be rooting for these guys in here,” the speaker said.

Mancini has been a shining light for the Orioles during their challenging rebuild. After missing the 2020 season to receive treatment for stage 3 colon cancer, he won the American League’s Comeback Player of the Year award the following year.

Mancini would be difficult to replace both on and off the field, according to Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, and the conversation about the trade was challenging.