01/20 10:09 CST Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal
Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal
By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
The Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major
league home run champion Mark Trumbo.
Trumbo hit 47 home runs last year for Baltimore and became a free agent. The
31-year-old did not accept the Orioles' qualifying offer of a $17.2 million,
one-year contract, wanting to test the market. Uncertain whether he would
return, the Orioles acquired outfielder Seth Smith from Seattle earlier this
With Trumbo leading the way, the Orioles earned an AL wild-card berth last
season, then lost to Toronto in 11 innings.
Trumbo played in 159 games last season, batting .256 while setting career highs
for home runs and RBIs (108). While he suspect defensively in right field, he
made up for that deficiency with his offense. Trumbo had 157 hits, 51 walks and
a .316 on-base percentage.
Obtained before last season from the Mariners, Trumbo has 178 homers and 517
RBIs over a seven-year big career with the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona
Diamondbacks, Seattle and Baltimore.