The Baltimore Orioles have acquired first baseman Mark Trumbo from the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and TNT Mariners.

In return the Mariners receive catcher/first baseman Steve Clevenger. Mark Trumbo had one more year of arbitration and was estimated to make $9.1 million.

This is the second time Jerry Dipoto has traded away Mark Trumbo. The first was with the Los Angeles Angels, where the Angels received Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs in a three way trade.

Trumbo is a difficult player to find a spot for. He hits for a low average, doesn’t get on base, and plays below average defense. He does, however, have massive power. We all remember the home run derby in Kansas City where he was driving balls over the museum at Kauffman Stadium.

The Orioles will now give Trumbo a chance. Trumbo gives the Orioles a first baseman should they fail to resign Chris Davis, or a DH/left fielder. Perhaps Oriole Park at Camden Yards will finally bring out the potential in Mark Trumbo.

 

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