Thu, Sep 22, 2022 8:03 PM
By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Trey Mancini is playing in Baltimore for the first time since the Orioles sent him to the Houston Astros shortly before the trade deadline in early August. Mancini received a standing ovation in the second inning when he came to the plate for the first time Thursday night. Then he struck out looking. The warm reaction from Baltimore fans wasn’t a surprise. Mancini played for the Orioles from 2016 until this August. He missed all of 2020 following a colon cancer diagnosis, then returned and won Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2021. That was one of baseball’s heartwarming stories.