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Orioles rookie Trey Mancini's defensive strides in left field garnering notice

Orioles rookie Trey Mancini's defensive strides in left field garnering notice

Even though the experiment to test first base prospect Trey Mancini in the outfield this spring training was done to ensure the Orioles could get his bat in the lineup — and the position switch was made without knowing how the rookie would handle the change — he has found a comfortable home in left field.

While Mancini’s spectacular rookie season has centered around his bat, his glove is starting to garner notice.

On the team’s recently completed West Coast trip, Mancini didn’t look like a player in his fifth month patrolling a position he had never played. In Wednesday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners, Mancini made three impressive plays on...

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