Manley said he expects to return to the Rattlers after his probationary period ends. As for Team USA, he was one of 49 players selected to the training roster Wednesday, continuing on the path to 2018. The U.S. training team will reconvene over Labor Day weekend.
Manley said he looks forward to wearing another uniform that represents excellence.
“I went [to tryouts] Monday, played on Monday, drove home from Baltimore, worked on Tuesday, and after work, drove back to Baltimore and played [Wednesday],” he said. “It was an incredible showing. Those are the best players in the world. To be on the field is an incredible experience and a humbling one as well. It’s an honor to go from one uniform to the next. To put the red, white and blue on, even if I don’t make the actual roster, it was a great experience.”