Mark Trumbo

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Mark Trumbo
Mark Trumbo on May 3, 2016.jpg
Baltimore Orioles – No. 45
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 30)
Anaheim, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 2010, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through July 22, 2016)
Batting average .255
Hits 746
Home runs 160
Runs batted in 480
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Mark Daniel Trumbo (born January 16, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2010 through 2013, for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 and 2015, and for the Seattle Mariners in 2015. Trumbo was an All-Star in 2012 and 2016.

Amateur career[edit]

Trumbo was born in Anaheim, California and played high school baseball at Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.[1] Growing up, Trumbo played travel baseball against current major leaguers Phil Hughes and Brandon Barnes.[2] At Villa Park, Trumbo was a pitcher and infielder, and was a 2005 High School All-American after hitting .425 and going 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA on the mound.[3]

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.[4] He was promoted to the major leagues as part of the September roster expansions on September 3, 2010.[5] 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 Kendrys 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.[6]

Arizona Diamondbacks[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.[7][8] On April 6, Trumbo hit his 100th career home run, 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 July 7.[9]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On June 3, 2015, the Diamondbacks traded Trumbo and Vidal Nuño to the Seattle Mariners for catcher Welington Castillo, reliever Dominic Leone, and prospects Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer.[10]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On December 2, 2015, the Mariners traded Trumbo and C. J. Riefenhauser to the Baltimore Orioles for Steve Clevenger.[11] He went 4 for 5 in the first game of the 2016 season, his sixth career game with four hits.

On April 15, 2016, Trumbo became the first Oriole to hit two home runs in the same inning, driving in a total of 5 runs in the Orioles 11-5 comeback victory over the Rangers. It was Trumbo's eighth career multi-homer game. Through his first ten games, Trumbo hit .400, five homeruns, and had 11 RBI. Trumbo was later named AL co-Player of the week after slashing .320/.346/.960, hitting five homeruns, driving in 11 runs, and scoring eight times. For the month of April, Trumbo slashed .337/.385/.573 with a .958 OPS, six homeruns, 19 RBIs, and three doubles. Trumbo collected his ninth career multi-homer game on May 3 in a 4-1 victory over the Yankees. On May 11, Trumbo had his tenth career multi-homer game, this time against the Minnesota Twins in a 9-2 Orioles victory. Trumbo finished May with a slashline of .239/.291/.550. Despite the low average, he hit nine homeruns in the month and collected 18 RBIs. He also added five double and a triple. In a 12-7 victory over the Red Sox on June 2, Trumbo and the Orioles blasted a season-high seven home runs, two of which belonged to Trumbo.

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