Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini underwent successful surgery to remove a malignant tumor in his colon, the team said Thursday.
"The tumor was discovered last week during a colonoscopy," the team said in a statement. "Lab results and the timetable for Trey's recovery will not be known until next week. In the interim, Trey and his family continue to appreciate the respect for his privacy."
Mancini released a statement of his own through the team, thanking the team medical staff and front office.
"The outpouring of love and support I have received has made an extremely tough week so much better," he said. "I have the best family, friends, fans, and teammates imaginable."
Statement from Trey Mancini: pic.twitter.com/UWgyQ0RlhN
According to The Athletic, doctors discovered lower-than-normal iron levels in his blood during his routine pre-spring training physical. He also relayed he was feeling more tired than usual, prompting a battery of tests — including the colonoscopy that discovered the tumor.
Mancini finished third in Rookie of the Year voting following his first full season in the big leagues in 2017. His numbers dropped off the next year before he slugged a career-high 35 homers and drove in 97 runs while hitting .291/.364/.535 last year.
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