Astros acquire 1B Mancini from Orioles in 3-team trade

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Sports

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros acquired first baseman Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles in a three-team trade Monday that also moved speedy outfielder Jose Siri to the Tampa Bay Rays. The AL West-leading Astros were in the market for a first baseman with Yuli Gurriel struggling this season. The 38-year-old Gurriel hit .319 to win the American League batting title in 2021, but has hit just .243 with seven homers and 28 RBIs this year.Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Mancini would be tough to replace on and off the field and that the conversation about the trade was difficult. “Trey has been such an important part of our lives here the last, since I’ve been here, and a big part of Baltimore and a big part of this community,” Hyde said. “And you know it’s hard to see someone like him go, just a close friend to so many people.’“It wasn’t fun, but happy for him and the opportunity he’s going to have, but it’s hard to say goodbye.’Mancini, who has been in the lineup at designated hitter 51 times this season, also could fill that ro …

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