Jose Iglesias

Orioles' Trey Mancini passes the eye test in left field

Orioles' Trey Mancini passes the eye test in left field

Just about two months into his conversion to the outfield, Orioles rookie Trey Mancini has already gotten to the point that he’s starting to look the part.

“That’s been my main goal the whole time — to play good defense. You’re going to have a hard time getting out there if you can’t play too good of defense," Mancini said. "I’ve been working hard on it, and I feel a lot more confident out there whenever I got out there. I feel more like an outfielder than a first baseman who’s out there in the outfield now.”

That’s worked well for the Orioles, who have essentially turned him into an everyday left fielder at the expense of Hyun Soo Kim, and have been rewarded with...

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