Mark Trumbo

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Mark Trumbo
Mark Trumbo on July 22, 2011.jpg
Trumbo with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 15
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 28)
Anaheim, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 2010 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .247
Hits 506
Home runs 109
Runs batted in 345
Slugging percentage .460
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Mark Daniel Trumbo (born January 16, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2010 through 2013. Trumbo was an All-Star in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Trumbo was born in Anaheim, California and played high school baseball at Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Trumbo was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 18th round (533rd overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He was promoted to the major leagues as part of the September roster expansions on September 3, 2010.[3] He made his major league debut on September 11, 2010 as a pinch hitter for Mike Napoli and then remained in the game to play first base.

Trumbo entered the 2011 season looking for some early-season playing time at first base after an excellent spring in which he displayed his over credited power. Trumbo hit his first career home run on April 12, 2011, off Fausto Carmona of the Cleveland Indians. Although he planned to be a shortstop until Kendry Morales' returned from injury, he became the Angels' full-time first baseman for the 2011 season due to Morales' season-ending surgery. He led all rookies with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs while batting .254 in his rookie campaign, but finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays. Trumbo also led the American League in putouts with 1,284 in 2011.

The Angels acquired Albert Pujols on December 8, 2011, which forced Trumbo to change positions. In the early stages of the 2012 season Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo shared time at third base; Trumbo also started games in left and right field as well as designated hitter.

On June 10, 2012, Trumbo had a career-high six RBIs on two three-run home runs in a game against the Colorado Rockies. Trumbo was selected for the 2012 Home Run Derby by AL captain Robinson Cano, advancing to the second round before being ousted in a playoff by Jose Bautista. Trumbo was elected to his first all-star game, which was the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, in his sophomore season.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

The Angels traded Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade also involving the Chicago White Sox. The Angels received Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago, while the White Sox received Adam Eaton and the Diamondbacks also received two players to be named later.[4][5] On April 6, Trumbo hit his 100th career homerun, his 5th of the year, in a 5-3 win over the Rockies. On April 24, Trumbo was placed on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his left foot. He was removed from the disabled list on the July 7.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Trumbo Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mark Tumbo". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Drellich, Evan (September 6, 2010). "Trumbo, Conger among Angels' "call-ups" | angelsbaseball.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. MLB.com. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mark Trumbo traded to Diamondbacks in three-team deal". CBSSports.com. December 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  5. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/mark-trumbo-goes-to-arizona-diamondbacks-in-three-way-trade-with-angels-white-sox?ymd=20131210&content_id=64548048&vkey=news_mlb
  6. ^ "Foot fracture sends Trumbo to disabled list". mlb.com. April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 

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