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Mark Trumbo | Outfielder | #45

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 18 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Saturday that Mark Trumbo will see more time at first base in 2017 in an effort to keep Chris Davis fresh.
Trumbo appeared in 96 games in the outfield in 2016 but saw just six games at first base. With the designated hitter spot freed up in the O's lineup, expect Showalter to find ways to give Trumbo and Davis plenty of breaks throughout the season. In leagues that require 10 or 20 games played at a position to earn eligibility, it sounds like Trumbo could gain some valuable versatility at some point during the season. Jan 28 - 1:47 PM

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Orioles re-signed DH/1B/OF Mark Trumbo to a three-year, $37.5 million contract.

The deal was reported Thursday and is now official after Trumbo passed his physical. Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM adds that the contract also includes a limited no-trade clause that allows Trumbo to block a deal to seven teams. Trumbo was reportedly asking for $80 million just last month, but the market for power this winter simply hasn't been nearly as robust as the free agents had hoped. He will be the Orioles' primary designated hitter, although it's possible he could play some right field and first base.
Jan 20 - 11:04 AM

Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports that Mark Trumbo could play right field against left-handers this season.

Trumbo played nearly 100 games in right field last season but will be the Orioles' primary designated hitter in 2017. However, it's possible he could move out to right versus southpaws in order to free up DH at-bats for Trey Mancini, who made a great first impression in his brief time in the majors last year.
Jan 20 - 9:03 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Mark Trumbo is getting a three-year, $37.5 million deal from the Orioles.

The deal is done and Trumbo is reportedly taking a physical to make it official. He'll ultimately get slightly under the Orioles' original offer of three years and $40 million. Trumbo was aiming higher, reportedly around $80 million, but the market didn't play out like he was hoping. In the end, this situation played out a lot like things did between the Orioles and Chris Davis last offseason.
Jan 19 - 6:22 PM

Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Mark Trumbo is taking a physical for the Orioles.

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun confirms that a deal is done, so a physical is the final step to making it official. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Trumbo is getting a three-year deal around $37 million. Some slight deferrals are included, lowering the present-day value of the deal. Usually we think of physicals as a formality in these situations, but the Orioles are known to be sticklers with this sort of thing. However, assuming all goes well, the deal should be official soon.
Jan 19 - 5:58 PM

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, the Orioles and slugger Mark Trumbo are close to a three-year deal.

Meanwhile, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal is expected to check in under $40 million. That's a far cry from the $80 million he was reportedly seeking at one point. Rosenthal recently reported that Trumbo was willing to take a three-year deal in the $40-50 million range, but he's running out of places to go, so there's not much leverage for him at this point. The Orioles were intrigued about getting a draft pick for Trumbo, but it's hard to complain about the price if this deal comes to fruition. Stay tuned.
Jan 19 - 5:28 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles and Mark Trumbo are "getting close" to a deal.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is hearing the same thing, so it sounds like this has a legitimate chance to get done. The Orioles could have netted a compensatory draft pick if Trumbo signed elsewhere, but he's running out of places to go and his price might have fallen to the point where a reunion makes the most sense. Peter Gammons recently reported that the Orioles' original offer to Trumbo was only for three years and $40 million. We might soon find out who was willing to budge.
Jan 19 - 5:21 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, "word going around" is that the Orioles are back in touch with Mark Trumbo.

It was only about a week and a half ago that there was said to be "no movement" between the two sides, but perhaps that is changing now that bats like Michael Saunders and Jose Bautista have found homes. It was originally reported that the Orioles made a four-year offer to Trumbo in the $52-55 million range, but Peter Gammons reported over the weekend that it was a three-year, $40 million offer. Either way, something will have to give in order for him to return to Baltimore. Clearly the Orioles could use another bat, though there are other options out there like Chris Carter and Pedro Alvarez.
Jan 19 - 4:52 PM

According to Peter Gammons, the Orioles' original offer to free agent Mark Trumbo was only for three years and $40 million.

The offer was previously believed to a four-year deal in the $52-55 million range but was actually much lower. Trumbo was hoping for something more after leading the majors with 47 round-trippers last season but his market has been slow to develop. John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reported that the A's, who had previously shown interest in Trumbo, are unlikely to make a run at him. That leaves the Orioles, Rangers and Rockies as his primary suitors. In the end, we wouldn't be surprised if an increasingly desperate Trumbo circles back to the Orioles' original offer.
Jan 14 - 6:00 PM

Mark Trumbo recently told the Orioles he would be willing to accept a three-year deal in the $40-50 million range, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Trumbo reportedly rejected a four-year, $52-55 million offer from the Orioles back in November, hoping that he would find much more lucrative proposals as the offseason rolled along. But that kind of market simply has not developed for 31-year-old slugger. There is known to be some level of interest from the Rockies, Rangers, and Athletics, and the Cardinals and Mariners were loosely linked to Trumbo earlier this winter. He led the major leagues in homers last year with 47, but Trumbo carries very limited defensive capabilities and he is tied to draft pick compensation.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 12 - 12:56 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rangers have checked in on free agent slugger Mark Trumbo.

It was reported about a week ago that the Rangers were close to a deal with Mike Napoli, but Heyman writes that the two sides are "at a seeming impasse on talks." It makes sense that the Rangers would look at Trumbo as an alternative, though the level of interest is unclear. It's worth noting that Trumbo would cost a draft pick while Napoli wouldn't. The Orioles haven't been ruled out for a reunion with Trumbo, but Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports wrote Tuesday that it's becoming "less likely" they'll end up signing him.
Jan 11 - 9:24 AM

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, there's been "no movement" toward a deal with free agent slugger Mark Trumbo.

Kubatko adds that it's becoming "less likely" that the Orioles will end up signing him. There's still interest here, but previous talks hit a wall and there hasn't been enough progress made in renewed talks to leave either side optimistic about a reunion. As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette hinted on MLB Network Radio over the winter, the club is prepared to let him walk and take the draft pick. This could obviously be posturing, but assuming the Orioles are out of the mix, Trumbo's market is a bit of a mystery. The Athletics emerged as a surprise last week and the Rockies are a possibility, though they'd have to make a trade to clear the logjam.
Source: MASN Sports
Jan 10 - 8:51 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Athletics have reached out to free agent slugger Mark Trumbo.

The Athletics surprisingly emerged as a legitimate suitor for Edwin Encarnacion before he signed a three-year, $60 million deal with the Indians, so they can't be discounted as a possible landing spot, even after signing Rajai Davis to a one-year, $6 million on Monday. Granted, it wouldn't be an ideal destination for fantasy purposes. Nor would adding Trumbo get the A's any closer to contention. The Orioles have reportedly taken their original four-year offer to Trumbo off the table, but a reunion hasn't been ruled out. Meanwhile, the Rockies could be lurking in the background.
Jan 4 - 11:28 AM

According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Orioles' four-year offer to free agent Mark Trumbo is now "off the table."

The Orioles have used this technique before, giving Chris Davis the cold shoulder last offseason before eventually compromising on a seven-year, $161 million deal. Per Kubatko, the Orioles and Trumbo are in agreement on the length of the deal (four years) but have vastly different salary expectations. Previous reports have pegged Baltimore's offer at somewhere between $52-55 million. Besides the Orioles, Trumbo has also drawn interest from Indians, Mariners, Rangers and Rockies this offseason. Though the sides are no longer talking, we wouldn't completely rule out a return to Baltimore.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 08:33:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles are "focused" on Mark Trumbo and "are believed to have the best offer on the table."

The offer has been previously reported to be for four years and $52-55 million. Trumbo, meanwhile, is reportedly seeking an $80 million contract, although it remains to be seen how realistic that asking price is. Kubatko adds that the Orioles "seem prepared" to give Trey Mancini the designated hitter job if they're unable to re-sign Trumbo.
Source: MASN Sports
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 01:58:00 PM

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3Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
3Chris Johnson
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
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3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Aneury Tavarez
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Logan Schafer
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
3Dariel Alvarez
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
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S1Chris Tillman
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3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Mike Wright
7Joe Gunkel
8Chris Lee
9Gabriel Ynoa
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R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Oliver Drake
6Donnie Hart
7Logan Ondrusek
8Tyler Wilson
9Logan Verrett
10Vidal Nuno
11Jayson Aquino
12Richard Bleier
13Jesus Liranzo
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