Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Angels.

Trumbo came into the game riding a five-game hitting streak, and was able to extend it with a ninth-inning blast off reliever Vinnie Pestano. The 29-year-old hadn't driven in a run since June 20, but perhaps doing some damage against his former team will get Trumbo going for the second half. Trumbo's .191 isolated power is an improvement over his 2014 output, but it's still far from .220 mark the slugger showed when he was hitting 30 homers a year with the Angels.

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

Trumbo will be held out of the lineup for a second straight game Monday against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners aren't about to give up on Trumbo yet despite his horrid performance since arriving in Seattle in an early-June trade, but he'll likely be deployed in a part-time role until he shows some signs of life at the plate. Until Trumbo gets going, Dustin Ackley figures to be the primary beneficiary of additional at-bats.

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

Trumbo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Trumbo's stay with the Mariners has been nothing short of brutal, and it could soon start costing him regular at-bats. In 23 games with Seattle, Trumbo has recorded 12 hits in 82 at-bats (.146 average), with only one home run and five RBI. Seth Smith will cover right field in Trumbo's place Sunday.

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

Trumbo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Mariners' win over the A's on Friday night.

In his last eight starts, Trumbo has collected just one hit, while his .221/.259/.407 season line includes a miserable .139/.171/.190 clip from his 22 games played as a member of the Mariners. Perhaps a few days off with the All-Star break coming after next weekend will help his cause, but Trumbo's OPS has fallen from .805 at the time of the trade to .667 one month later.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH SEA 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.