trey mancini and cubs Has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that includes an option to opt out ahead of the 2024 season ESPN’s Jesse Rodgers.
Mancini joins the Cubs in need of an outfielder. The first baseman and outfielder also bring a veteran presence to the Chicago outfield. Last season, Mancini recorded a .239/.319/.391 slash line with 18 homers and 63 RBIs.
The 30-year-old spent last season with the Orioles and Astros through 2022. Baltimore traded Mancini to Houston on Aug. 1, where Mancini struggled but still helped the Astros win the 2022 World Series. Hitting first base in Game 5 of the World Series, he came up with a huge game-winner, securing a sharp grounder hit by Kyle Schwarber to help secure the victory and put the Astros in the series Take a 3-2 advantage against the Phillies. After the season, however, Houston rejected Mancini’s 23-year option and he became a free agent.
The former 2013 eighth-round pick spent his entire career in Baltimore before the trade. He sat out the 2020 season while battling stage 3 colon cancer and has become a fan favorite for his tenacity in his recovery.