Trumbo is healthy and ready to give 3B a shot

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Trumbo is healthy and ready to give 3B a shot 

Post#1 » by dockingsched » Thu Mar 1, 2012 3:31 am ... 1862.story

Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — A CT scan showed the stress fracture in Mark Trumbo's right foot has healed enough for him to resume full baseball activities, a development that will accelerate the Angels slugger's transition from first base to third.

Trumbo, who hit .254 with a team-leading 29 home runs and 87 runs batted in last season, had been confined to batting practice and grounders hit at him. Wednesday, he began a running program and started taking grounders hit to each side.

If Trumbo, who will also play first base, designated hitter and some right field, develops into an adequate third baseman, the Angels will be able to combine his power with that of Albert Pujols and Kendrys Morales in the same lineup.

"We're excited about his versatility," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "If we can get his bat in the lineup for 100-120 games, that's going to be a lot of at-bats where he's going to contribute."
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Re: Trumbo is healthy and ready to give 3B a shot 

Post#2 » by TyCobb » Thu Mar 1, 2012 4:34 am

Yikes, that's scary. He has an absolute rocket, so be careful if you buy any first base side seats. I'm hearing Callaspo to A's lately, so maybe that'll open up so playing time for Trumbo at third.

I don't see him sticking there.
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