The Arizona Diamondbacks have already made a couple of impact moves this offseason, as they’ve signed Cuban outfielder/third baseman Yasmany Tomas and traded for right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays. With that being said, the Diamondbacks have been receiving calls for outfielder Mark Trumbo, but don’t have intentions to trade him, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Nick Piecoro of AZ Central.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 5, 2014
Stewart said teams have called on Trumbo since Tomas entered fold and been told this: “We have no interest in moving Trumbo. None.” — Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) December 5, 2014
The team will look for a bat, preferably a left-handed hitter, who can potentially hit between first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo, as Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reported.
#Dbacks will not move Trumbo, Stewart said. Still in market for left-handed power bat to hit in@middle of order, Stew added
— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) December 5, 2014
Trumbo, who turns 29 in January, did not have the season that was expected when he was traded for from the Los Angeles Angels before the 2014 season. He started off the season suffering a foot injury that would keep him out of the Arizona’ lineup for a good amount of the season. Trumbo hit .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs (seven came in the first three weeks of the young season before he fractured his foot in April) and 61 runs batted in over 362 plate appearances in only 88 games.
Trumbo is a career .247/.298/.468 hitter with 109 home runs and 345 runs batted in to his record with the Angels and Diamondbacks. Over his five-year career, he has averaged 32 home runs and 102 runs batted in, per year.