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Report: Baltimore Orioles slugger and cancer survivor Trey Mancini invited to Home Run Derby

One of the best stories in baseball just got better.

Major League Baseball has reportedly extended an invitation to the Home Run Derby to Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini, who missed the entire 2020 season after being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer.

He returned this season after undergoing surgery to treat the cancer.

Manicni, 29, is certainly worthy of the honor as he's consistently among baseball's best in maximum exit velocity. He's also fulfilled the promise of his breakout 2019 season, having slashed .260/.337/.446 this year with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs.