Report: Reds release Trey Mancini 1 week after signing minor league deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Cincinnati Reds have released former Cub Trey Mancini just one week after signing him to a minor league deal, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
IF/OF Trey Mancini, recently signed to a minor-league deal, has been released by the Reds.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubMLB) August 30, 2023
Mancini's release is relatively surprising, considering his strong showing in brief action with the Triple-A Louisville Bats.
In five games, Mancini was 6-for-19 with two doubles and two home runs, driving in three runs while striking out five times.
Mancini will once again hit the open market, where he has just over a day to catch on with a new club in order to be eligible for a club's postseason roster.
A World Series champion with last year's Houston Astros, Mancini struggled after agreeing to a two-year, $14 million pact with the Cubs prior to this season.
In 79 games on the North Side, Mancini slashed .234/.299/336, managing just a 71 OPS+ while struggling defensively, amounting to -1 defensive WAR.
Now 31, Mancini still provides a potential playoff contender a depth option with hopes to tap into his previous power, as the right-hander hit 35 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2019.