Cubs slugger Trey Mancini: Manager David Ross is 'the epitome of somebody you want to play for'


(670 The Score) Veteran Cubs slugger Trey Mancini has found comfort and a good fit with his new team.

In settling in with the Cubs during spring training, Mancini has been drawn to the stylings of manager David Ross and how he approaches the job.

“I’d say Rossy is definitely a players’ manager, but at the same time he certainly expects all of us to play hard, play together,” Mancini said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Friday. “I mean, he’s the epitome of somebody you want to play for and I’m so lucky I get to do that and so excited I get to do that this year.”

The 30-year-old Mancini has played six MLB seasons. He was dealt by the Orioles to the Astros in the middle of the 2022 season, then won a World Series championship with Houston.

Mancini has a career slash line of .265/.330.457 with 125 career home runs and 372 RBIs over 752 games. He signed a one-year deal with the Cubs in January.

“It was the whole package,” Mancini said. “It being the Cubs, that’s a selling point in and of itself. But I took notice of all the moves that were being made in the offseason, even before I was close to signing with anybody and just noticed what the Cubs were doing, and it was really exciting. To be a part of that, it’s so cool. It was that and Jed (Hoyer) and Carter (Hawkins) believing in me and giving me a chance here. I’m so excited to be a part of it.”

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