Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini had successful surgery Thursday to remove a malignant tumor, the team announced.
Mancini, 27, abruptly left the team after the tumor was discovered in a colonoscopy. The Orioles said lab results and the timetable for Mancini's recovery will not be known until next week.
“The outpouring of love and support I have received has made an extremely tough week so much better,” Mancini said in a statement. “I have the best family, friends, fans, and teammates imaginable. I am also eternally thankful for the Orioles front office, our athletic trainers, and the entire medical staff for everything they have done to help me during this time.