Reports: 1B Trey Mancini joins Marlins on minor league deal

League: MLB

Posted on: 24 Jan, 2024 at 05:29 PM

Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent first baseman Trey Mancini has agreed to a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

He'll be in the Marlins' camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.

The Chicago Cubs released Mancini in August with more than one year left on a two-year, $14 million contract he signed before the 2023 season. Miami will owe him just the league minimum should be make the major league roster, with the Cubs paying the rest of his salary.

Mancini, 31, struggled in Chicago, batting .234 with four homers and 28 RBIs in 79 games.

Mancini began his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 2016. He missed the 2020 season as he battled stage 3 colon cancer, then was sent to the Astros at the 2022 trade deadline. He won the World Series with Houston.

He is a career .263 hitter in 831 games with 801 hits, 129 home runs and 400 RBIs.

In 2021, Mancini was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year as he hit .255 with 21 homers and 33 doubles in 147 games following his return from cancer treatments.

--Field Level Media