Orioles All-Star outfielder Cedric Mullins revealed Wednesday he played last season after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in November 2020.
In a video shared by MLB Players Media, Mullins, 27, said that he first felt pain in spring 2020. He initially believed he had food poisoning.
Throughout that summer, however, the pain did not subside and he went on antibiotics and underwent regular tests. That offseason, Mullins’s condition worsened and he learned of his eventual diagnosis months before the 2021 campaign began.
In the video shared Wednesday, he went on to discuss how following an initial procedure that November, he contracted an infection and lost 20 lbs. He said he started having "doubts" about his physical capabilities.