Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 1 day ago

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Trumbo will bat cleanup against left-handed pitchers, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

Hale said he wants to split up Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt against right-handers, indicating that the former will bat either fifth or sixth, seeing as Goldy's a mainstay in the three-hole. While still lacking in other baseball skills, Trumbo is a good bet to revive his excellent power in 2015, coming off an injury-plagued 2014 campaign. He owns a .364/.404/.614 slash line this spring, albeit with a 10:1 K:BB over 44 at-bats.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 4 weeks ago

Trumbo shed 10 pounds this offseason in addition to changing his workout regimen as part of a concerted effort to become a better defender, the Arizona Republic reports.

Trumbo has reported feeling more mobile this spring, as he cut back on some of his upper body lifting in favor of increasing his leg work. The Diamondbacks are moving Trumbo from left field to right, where his arm enable him to make the switch with relative ease. In terms of range, it remains to be seen if the adjustments to his offseason workout plan will pay dividends.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 1 month ago

Trumbo won his arbitration case and will make $6.9 million in 2015, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.Trumbo was limited to just 88 games last season due to a stress fracture in his foot, and he wasn't all that effective in those 88 games (.235/.293/.415), but an arbiter decided the Diamondbacks' proposed $500,000 increase in salary was not sufficient. The 29-year-old Trumbo is believed to be fully healthy and is expected to open the year as the team's everyday right fielder.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 5 months ago

Trumbo will play right field in 2015, GM Dave Stewart said Friday, Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports.

The 28-year-old didn't make a single appearance in right field in 2014, and instead split time between first base and left field, but he will be the everyday guy in right to begin next season. Ender Inciarte and David Peralta will share time in left. A foot injury cost Trumbo a significant portion of time in his first season in Arizona, and he hit just .235/.293/.415 in 88 games, but the power is still there and the RBI production should be as well.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs in the Diamondbacks' 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Trumbo has now hit in six of eight games. Surprisingly, it's Trumbo's second multi-home run game in the last eight days. He now has 14 home runs on the year. However, after a strong August, Trumbo is batting just .234 in September.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo launched his 12th home run of the season Monday against the Twins.

Trumbo has struggled this season, but come alive the last two days, hitting three home runs and driving home five. An injury-marred season has limited Trumbo to just 55 RBI and a .239 average in his first year in Arizona.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the Diamondbacks 8-3 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

Trumbo has now hit in seven of eight games. He's got 11 RBIs in the month of September. Despite the hot streak, Trumbo is batting just .229 in the month compared to .302 last month.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo (back) will bat fifth and play first base Friday.

He was held out of Thursday's lineup with a back issue, but it appears to be just a one-game absence, and he should see plenty of at-bats down the stretch.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo was held out of the lineup Thursday due to a back issue, AZCentral.com reports.

Trumbo's availability for Friday's game against the Rockies is uncertain, after he left Wednesday's contest with back spasms. However, manager Kirk Gibson downplayed the severity of the issue, saying Trumbo "probably needed a day off anyway." Look for Jordan Pacheco to get the nod at first base if Trumbo is unable to go.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF ARI 6 months ago

Trumbo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

After striking out in all four of his at-bats Wednesday against the Giants, Trumbo will head to the bench for the day. His first season in Arizona has been largely a waste due to injury and diminished power production. Trumbo has mustered a .684 OPS over 79 games, over 70 points below his mark from 2013.