Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 7 days ago

Trumbo is out of the lineup Tuesday.

Trumbo is hitting just .169 since coming over to the Mariners via trade, so it is understandable that he will get the occasional day off. The potential for plus power production is there with Trumbo, but unlike Nelson Cruz, his power is not ballpark-proof, so the move from Arizona to Seattle could pose problems. Cruz will get the start at DH Tuesday against the Royals.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 1 week ago

Trumbo went 1-for-4 with his first homer as a Mariner in Saturday's win over Houston.

A day after his first multi-RBI effort in a Seattle uniform, Trumbo stayed warm. He's hit safely in four consecutive games and has just one strikeout in that span, but the Mariners are still looking for more from their midseason acquisition. With an OBP under .300 for the third straight season now, Trumbo's fantasy value -- and his value to the Mariners -- is tied inextricably to his ability to drive the ball.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 1 week ago

Trumbo finished 1-for-4 with three RBI in Friday's win against the Astros.

Only one of the runs batted in came via the base hit, but Trumbo opened his account as a Mariner nonetheless and was the difference in the game. It has been a somewhat disappointing season for the slugger, who is hitting just .243 overall, but he will look to turn things around as he gets more comfortable in his new surroundings.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Trumbo (back) is in the lineup Wednesday against San Francisco

Trumbo missed the last three games due to back spasms, two of those games were at the Giants' ballpark. The Mariners have a DH spot open Wednesday at their home park, which is where manager Lloyd McLendon will use Trumbo. He'll be batting fifth in the order against San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, against whom he is 3-for-14 lifetime with four strikeouts.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Mariners manager Lloyd McLendon said Trumbo (back spasms) will likely return to the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Trumbo is out of the lineup for a third straight game Tuesday afternoon, and it would be a good sign for his Wednesday availability if he were to appear as a pinch hitter. Helping matters, the Mariners will have a DH on Wednesday, after playing in a National League ballpark Monday and Tuesday.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Trumbo (back) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Trumbo will be held out for a third straight game, but he did take batting practice Monday. The Mariners have to leave one of their usual starters on the bench in a National League ballpark, so it makes sense to take a cautious approach with Trumbo's back spasms. He may be available as a pinch hitter.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Trumbo (back), who is out of the lineup Monday against the Giants, was able to take batting practice, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Trumbo will be on the bench for a second straight game while he contends with back spasms, but he did indicate he was feeling better Monday, suggesting a long-term absence isn't in the offing. It's not known if he'll be available as a pinch-hitting option for Monday's game.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Trumbo (back) is out of the lineup Monday against the Giants, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 AM in Seattle reports.

Trumbo was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to back spasms, and he may still be bothered by the issue Monday, though the team is yet to provide an update. With no DH in San Francisco, Trumbo will have to play the field if he's going to return during the team's current series.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Trumbo was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Astros due to back spasms, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

He was initially listed as the starter in left field, but was later replaced on the lineup card by Dustin Ackley after apparently aggravating his back at some point Sunday morning. Trumbo, who is off to a 6-for-37 start with the Mariners since being acquired June 3, should be viewed as day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener against the Giants.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 4 weeks ago

Trumbo is now slated to man first base in his Mariners debut with Logan Morrison scratched.

Trumbo was expected to DH in his first game with Seattle, but Morrison's late scratch forced manager Lloyd McClendon to shuffle some things around. Nelson Cruz will now serve as the designated hitter with Seth Smith in right field and Dustin Ackley in left against right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.