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Trey Mancini will be in Home Run Derby a year after cancer diagnosis

Trey Mancini will be in Home Run Derby a year after cancer diagnosis

The Home Run Derby now has a sentimental favorite.

Cancer survivor Trey Mancini of the Orioles has accepted an invitation to take part in the showcase July 12 at Coors Field in Colorado, ESPN reported, after missing all of last season following surgery to remove a tumor from his colon and chemotherapy.

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Trey Mancini of the Orioles will participate in the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby
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After overcoming Stage 3 colon cancer, the 29-year-old Mancini has enjoyed a strong start to the season, slashing .256/.332/.460 entering Sunday with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs.

The first baseman/DH joins a star-studded group that includes Shohei Ohtani of the Angels and defending champion Pete Alonso of the Mets.

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