Market for Mark Trumbo heating up, Dbacks still in play

Sep 10, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (44) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The trade market for Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo is “heating up” as the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings get going at full steam.

Per Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the team most associated in trade talks for the 2012 All Star are the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona is, of course, set at the first base position with incumbent Paul Goldschmidt roaming that corner of the infield.  The Diamondbacks would presumably be looking to add Trumbo to fill a corner outfield spot.

As was noted earlier, pitchers Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy and Wade Miley could all be on the block as potential trade fits with Los Angeles.

Via Bob Nightengale of USA Today –

Trumbo is the classic low-average, high-power type bat.  He hit just .234 last year with an OBP of just .294.  But, Trumbo did hit 34 home runs and drove in 100 runs – both career highs.

Trumbo also set career-highs in games played (159) and at-bats (620) in 2013 while setting career marks in strikeouts (184) and walks with just 54.

For his career, Trumbo – who turns 28 in January — has been a .250 hitter with a .299 OBP and has slugged 95 HRs with 284 RBI over three full seasons.

Topics: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, Mark Trumbo, MLB, Winter Meetings

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