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Mark Trumbo
Nov 7: Trumbo will play right field in 2015, GM Dave Stewart said Friday, Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports. The 28-year-old didn't make a single appearance in right field in 2014, and instead split time between first base and left field, but he will be the everyday guy in right to begin next season. Ender Inciarte and David Peralta will share time in left. A foot injury cost Trumbo a significant portion of time in his first season in Arizona, and he hit just .235/.293/.415 in 88 games, but the power is still there and the RBI production should be as well.

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Sep 28: Trumbo went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Diamondbacks' 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday. Trumbo has now hit in six of eight games and has two multi-homer games in that span. After a strong August, Trumbo is batting just .234 in September, but at least he's hitting home runs again. He has just 14 homers on the year.

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Sep 22: Trumbo launched his 12th home run of the season Monday against the Twins. Trumbo has struggled this season, but come alive the last two days, hitting three home runs and driving home five. An injury-marred season has limited Trumbo to just 55 RBI and a .239 average in his first year in Arizona.

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Sep 21: Trumbo went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Diamondbacks' 8-3 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. Trumbo has at least one hit in seven of eight games and he's driven in 11 in September. Despite the hot streak, Trumbo is batting just .229 this month compared to .302 last month.

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Sep 19: Trumbo (back) will bat fifth and play first base Friday. He was held out of Thursday's lineup with a back issue, but it appears to be just a one-game absence, and he should see plenty of at-bats down the stretch.

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Sep 19: Trumbo was held out of the lineup Thursday due to a back issue, AZCentral.com reports. Trumbo's availability for Friday's game against the Rockies is uncertain, after he left Wednesday's contest with back spasms. However, manager Kirk Gibson downplayed the severity of the issue, saying Trumbo "probably needed a day off anyway." Look for Jordan Pacheco to get the nod at first base if Trumbo is unable to go.

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Sep 18: Trumbo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rockies. After striking out in all four of his at-bats Wednesday against the Giants, Trumbo will head to the bench for the day. His first season in Arizona has been largely a waste due to injury and diminished power production. Trumbo has mustered a .684 OPS over 79 games, over 70 points below his mark from 2013.

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Sep 16: Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a season-high five RBI in the Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over the Padres on Monday. It seems Trumbo's slump last week is over. He has hit in four of five games. He also has 10 RBI and four runs scored in that span. He has a hit in 10 of 14 games in the month.

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Sep 14: Trumbo went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Diamondbacks' 10-4 win over the Padres on Saturday. The performance is the best in a while for Trumbo, who batted cleanup Saturday. After batting .302 in August, he's hitting just .213 in September.

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Aug 14: Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a walk, pair of RBI and stolen base in Thursday's extra-inning loss at Miami. Trumbo had his eight-game hitting streak come to an end in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader, but he's been strong at the plate recently, hitting well over .300 with 11 RBI since August 1. He should continue to see plenty of RBI chances, hitting cleanup for Arizona.

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Aug 10: Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Diamondbacks' 14-4 win over the Rockies on Saturday. Trumbo moved his hitting streak to six games and has hit safely in eight of his last nine. After finishing July with a .193 batting average, Trumbo is all the way up to .224 on the season. The home run was his first since April 21.

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Aug 6: Trumbo went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Diamondbacks' 12-2 loss to the Royals on Tuesday. Trumbo seems to heating up at the plate, putting together his third multi-hit game in his last four starts. After notching just nine hits in all of July, Trumbo is 6-for-15 in four games in August. The small streak has raised his batting average to .213 on the season, the best it has been since April.

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Aug 4: Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a double in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday. Trumbo has struggled since coming back from injury July 11, but his August numbers suggest he might be trending upward. After batting .167 in July, Trumbo is 4-for-12 in August. His batting average has risen to .204 on the season.

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Jul 27: Trumbo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies. Trumbo will take the day off Sunday with Ender Inciarte starting in center field and David Peralta sliding over to left. The veteran outfielder has performed poorly at the dish since his return from the disabled list, registering just six hits in 38 at-bats and dropping his average from .212 to .193 on the season.

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Jul 26: Trumbo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Diamondbacks' 9-5 loss to the Phillies on Friday. Trumbo continued his offensive struggles Friday night, making it his third consecutive hitless game, and he's batting just .184 this season. Since coming back from a stress fracture July 11, he's gone 4-for-33 and has struck out in 31 percent of his at-bats.

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Jul 20: Trumbo is not in the lineup Sunday vs. the Cubs. It's likely just a therapy day for Trumbo, who hasn't established much offensive momentum since returning from the disabled list last week. After tearing the cover off the ball during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno, Trumbo has mustered just three hits in 18 at-bats since returning to the Diamondbacks.

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Jul 12: Trumbo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants. Making his return Friday after a nearly three-month absence, Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in a 5-0 Diamondbacks loss. Manager Kirk Gibson indicated that he just doesn't want to push things by starting Trumbo in all three games of this weekend's series, so he'll hold him out of Saturday's tilt. David Peralta will move back over to left with Ender Inciarte stepping in at center.

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Jul 12: Trumbo (foot) went 1-for-4 in his return to the starting lineup Friday night against the Giants. With Trumbo's activation, the D-Backs moved David Peralta to center field and removed Ender Inciarte from the starting lineup Friday. Just as the plan was prior to Trumbo's injury, the D-Backs will likely remove him from games in favor of a better defender, which may ultimately make Inciarte the late-inning center fielder with Peralta sliding back to cover Trumbo's spot in left. Nevertheless, expect Trumbo to serve as the team's No. 5 hitter again now that he's healthy.

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Jul 11: Trumbo (foot) was activated from the 15-day DL and is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants. The Diamondbacks had previously indicated that Trumbo likely wouldn't be back until after the All-Star break, but after he hit five homers in seven rehab games, the team ultimately reconsidered. Trumbo will play left field and bat fifth against Tim Lincecum in his first game since April 21.

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Jul 11: Trumbo (foot) has rejoined the Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Nothing's official, but this suggests Trumbo may make a surprise return from the DL on Friday for the series opener against the Giants. Trumbo was on a tear during his rehab assignment, smacking five home runs in just seven games, with three of those homers coming in three games with Triple-A Reno.

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Jul 10: Trumbo (foot) hit his third home run in as many games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Wednesday. Trumbo has been scorching at the plate in his three games at Reno, going 5-for-11 with a walk, three homers and six RBI. The Diamondbacks previously indicated that Trumbo most likely wouldn't return until after the All-Star break, but given his stellar showing and the team's immediate need for impact bats in the outfield, don't be surprised if he makes a cameo over the weekend.

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Jul 3: Trumbo (foot) will head to Triple-A Reno on Sunday to take the next step in his rehab assignment with the goal of being ready to return to the D-Backs after the All-Star break on July 17, the Arizona Republic reports. After appearing in a pair of Arizona Rookie League games this week (Trumbo is 3-for-6 with a home run thus far), he'll continue making appearances in that setting through Saturday. In addition to playing on consecutive days, Trumbo played defense for six innings Wednesday, marking the first time he's been in the field since suffering his injury in late April.

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Jul 1: Trumbo (foot) is approximately 10-14 days away from rejoining the Diamondbacks, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Now more than two months removed from suffering a stress fracture in his left foot, Trumbo served as the designated hitter for the organization's Arizona League team Tuesday and could move to Triple-A Reno next week. It would seem he has a chance to be ready shortly after the All-Star break.

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Jun 25: Trumbo (foot) faced live pitching for the second straight day Tuesday, and he's hoping to resume running the bases by the end of the week, the D-Backs' official site reports. As it currently lines up, Trumbo is expected to return to the D-Backs' lineup right around the All-Star break.

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Jun 22: Trumbo (foot) will not join the Diamondbacks until after the All-Star break, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Trumbo is on track to serve as the DH in minor league games early next week, but this announcement at least provides a clearer schedule for his return. It had been anticipated that he would not return until after the All-Star break, and this report confirms that notion. Trumbo's rehab assignment will last several weeks, and he'll have to prove that he can take the field for several games in a row before the Diamondbacks will activate him.

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Jun 21: Trumbo (foot) may start to DH in Arizona League games Monday, the D-Backs' official site reports. He'll need to resume playing the outfield and progress to the point where he can work his way through complete games on consecutive days before getting activated. Given the lengthy nature of his absence, Trumbo may be sidelined through the All-Star break as he moves through his rehab in the coming weeks.

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Jun 19: Trumbo (foot) said he's ready to start a rehab assignment, but general manager Kevin Towers has said that it could still be a month before Trumbo is ready to return, the Arizona Republic reports. Thus far, Trumbo has been able to hit, run and do some fielding, but he hasn't run the bases at full speed yet, which is one of his final hurdles to clear before getting the green light to begin his minor league rehab assignment. At this point, it still sounds as though Trumbo could be sidelined through the All-Star break.

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Jun 12: Trumbo (foot) needs at least three weeks to return to full baseball activities, after which he'll likely need a week of rehab games, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports. Trumbo was able to step into the cage for some batting practice this past weekend, but is still some time away from being cleared for full baseball activities, such as fielding and baserunning. This is expected to last roughly three weeks, after which Trumbo could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment in the minors. A week-long set of rehab games is likely what Trumbo would need to get his timing back, as he's been out of action since April 21 due to a stress fracture in his left foot. If this timetable holds true, Trumbo could be set to re-join the Diamondbacks roughly around the All-Star break.

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Jun 7: Trumbo (foot) took batting practice for the first time since landing on the disabled list, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Trumbo had previously swung off a tee and in the cage, but after batting practice Friday, manager Kirk Gibson said the 28-year-old was "coming along nicely." The outfielder/first baseman should still be on track to return near the end of June.

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May 30: Trumbo (foot) played catch Wednesday and took swings off a tee, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Manager Kirk Gibson says the team is targeting a return around the third week of June, which seems to be a bit ahead of schedule. The 28-year-old just resumed baseball activities earlier in the week, so the progress is definitely encouraging.

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May 27: Trumbo (foot) plans to hit in the batting cage Wednesday, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Trumbo just recently shed his walking boot and will return to the cages Wednesday for the first time since hitting the DL back on April 24. The team still figures to take it slow with the 28-year-old, and they will check back on the foot with another CT scan next week.

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May 27: Trumbo (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. It was previously reported that Trumbo would be cleared to resume baseball activities once he was out of the boot, but the Diamondbacks appear to still be taking it slowly with the 28-year-old. He'll start by working in a therapeutic pool, and the plan is to be back around the start of July.

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May 18: Trumbo (foot) is now targeting a July 1 return according to Arizona GM Kevin Towers, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports. The initial six-to-eight-week prediction indicated that Trumbo would be back in June, but it appears the Diamondbacks are taking it cautiously with the 28-year-old. Trumbo is cleared to resume baseball-related activities once he removes his walking boot, which he is keeping on for a few extra days to stay careful.

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May 17: Trumbo (foot) is showing "significant healing" after undergoing an X-ray on Friday, the Arizona Republic reports. Trumbo is still going to refrain from any activity for another week, but the results are definitely encouraging. The news likely doesn't change the timetable for his return, but it should at least give him some peace of mind.

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May 12: Trumbo is scheduled to get another CT scan on the stress fracture on his left foot Friday, Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder reports. He says that the injury is healing well, and we should know more about his status following the results of Friday's examination. The last estimated timetable had Trumbo returning to the field in mid-June.

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May 11: Trumbo (foot) is scheduled to visit a doctor about his injury later this week, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. The examination should provide an indication of how much Trumbo has healed since initially sustaining the stress fracture in late April. He was given a six-week recovery timetable at that point and is expected back no sooner than the second week of June.

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Apr 27: Trumbo (foot) may be out longer than his six-week estimate, according to Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson the team's official site reports. "The summary I got on it confirmed six-to-eight weeks probably," Gibson said. The one positive note is that Trumbo's stress fracture in his left foot is not as serious as the right foot injury he suffered in 2011 with the Angels. Hopefully we'll have a better lock on the length of his absence as he consults more specialists over the next week.

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Apr 25: Trumbo will miss six weeks with the stress fracture to his third metatarsal in his left foot, CBS Sports' Matt Snyder reports. He was hitting just .210 on the season, but his seven home runs led the National League at the time of his injury. Most owners will simply have to stash Trumbo somewhere, as his power is elite. Cody Ross will be the everyday left fielder for the D-Backs until Trumbo returns sometime in early June.

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Apr 24: Trumbo (foot), who is getting a second opinion for the stress fracture in his left foot, admitted that he dealt with plantar fasciitis this spring, the Arizona Republic reports. Roger Kieschnick was added to the roster with Trumbo's placement on the disabled list, but the timetable for Trumbo's return will likely remain unclear until the results of his second opinion are released.

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Apr 24: Trumbo (foot) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. An MRI on Wednesday revealed Trumbo has a stress fracture in his left foot, but he's seeking a second opinion. The team will likely wait until he receives another opinion before offering up a timetable for his return, but it's looking like the 28-year-old will miss at least a significant portion of May. Roger Kieschnick was recalled to take Trumbo's place on the active roster.

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Apr 23: Trumbo and the D-Backs haven't offered a timetable yet on his return from the stress fracture in his foot, which he was diagnosed with Wednesday. However, he did say that he had a stress fracture in his right foot in 2011 and it took 5.5 months to heal, and he claims that his latest injury isn't as severe, the Arizona Republic reports. Trumbo will go for a second opinion once home in Arizona, but it sounds like owners can bank on him missing 3-6 weeks, assuming the initial diagnosis is correct. We will continue to monitor the situation.

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Apr 23: Trumbo's MRI Wednesday revealed a stress fracture in his left foot, and he will seek a second opinion, teh Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports. Trumbo's injury wasn't believed to be serious, but it sounds like he could miss a few weeks or more. Make sure he's on your bench for the next few games, and we should get more information in the coming days.

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Apr 23: Trumbo (foot) is not in the lineup Wednesday for the second straight day. Trumbo will be held out again Wednesday to give his sore foot another day of rest. The Diamondbacks have not said when he will play again, but he will likely have a chance to return to action in Thursday's game.

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Apr 22: Trumbo is not in the lineup Tuesday due in part to a sore left foot, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. There is no clear indication from the D-Backs that the injury is serious, but he'll get at least one day out of the starting lineup as a result of the ailment. Cody Ross will start against right-hander Jason Hammel as a result of Trumbo's injury.

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Apr 18: Trumbo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers. Since he hit his fifth home run of the season April 6, Trumbo has posted a putrid 0.83 average (3-for-36) over nine games. He'll get a day to get his head together Friday, as Cody Ross, who was just activated from the DL, takes over in left.

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Apr 4: Trumbo was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his third of the season, as Arizona lost to the Rockies on Friday afternoon. There wasn't much to cheer about in the Diamondbacks dugout on this day, but Trumbo is off to an excellent start, hitting .310 with the three long ones, and nine runs driven in on the young season.

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Mar 23: Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the D-Backs' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. The blast came off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, although the D-Backs trailed by four at the time. Trumbo hit sixth in each of the two games in Australia, but there could be plenty of fluidity in the Arizona lineup as the season progresses.

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Mar 14: Trumbo believes that he failed to shorten his swing consistently in two-strike situations last season, and he's spent time this spring making mechanical adjustments to his swing, the Arizona Republic reports. "I can't really pinpoint why I was doing it, but I was kind of a guy who was called on to hit for power and part of the mindset of hitting for power is trying to go up there and do some damage," Trumbo said. "If you never cut your swing down, you're going to swing and miss a lot and you're going to make a lot of outs. It wears on you." One major adjustment that Trumbo has made this spring is eliminating the big leg kick he has traditionally used. The drop in production with two strikes last season (.138 average) as a noticeable drop from his previous two seasons (.189), a mark that was slightly better than league average (.179) in that situation. "That (old) swing, it was a power-first approach," Trumbo said. "I think this is more of a complete package. I know with the swing I have now I'm 100 percent positive I will hit for a higher average. I anticipate the home runs being similar." Trumbo already carried intrigue with the move into a more hitter-friendly home park, but an approach that might reduce his strikeouts would give him the potential to take a big step forward in terms of overall production if he's able to maintain it.

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Feb 6: Trumbo agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The centerpiece of a three-team trade with the Angels and White Sox in December, Trumbo gives Arizona additional right-handed power and protection for Paul Goldschmidt. This is Trumbo's first season of arbitration eligibility, so he'll likely have to go through the process again next winter unless the Diamondbacks sign him long-term.

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