The Cincinnati Reds have released Trey Mancini according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer. This move comes seven days after he signed a minor league deal with the club. Mancini was released by the Chicago Cubs on August 2nd before signing with the Reds on August 23rd.
Cincinnati immediately sent Mancini to join the Triple-A Louisville Bats. To sort of quote Nuke Laloosh, Mancini announced his presence with authority, homering twice and picking up a double in his Bats debut. He played in four more games after that and went 6-19 (.316) with two doubles, two home runs, no walks, and five strikeouts in his five games played.
It’s possible that Trey Mancini had an opt-out clause for today and that necessitated his release. Otherwise the move seems to be quite the confusing one as Mancini had been performing over the handful of days that he was with the club.