Orioles first baseman and designated hitter Trey Mancini was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year by Major League Baseball.
Mancini, who missed the 2020 season because of colon cancer surgery and chemotherapy, is the first Oriole to win the award.
The 30 beat reporters from MLB.com vote on the award.
Mancini appeared in 147 games for the Orioles, hitting .255 with 21 home runs and 71 RBIs. Only centerfielder Cedric Mullins appeared in more games than Mancini.
In July, Mancini finished second in the Home Run Derby at Colorado’s Coors Field, which was held the night before the All-Star Game.
Mancini has become involved with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, advocating earlier colon cancer screenings. He also began a foundation that bears his name to aid those who are facing illness.
It’s the third comeback player award won by Mancini. Last month, he was named the AL Comeback Player in the 2021 Players’ Choice Awards and by The Sporting News.