Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo will be one of the more intriguing free agents to watch this off-season, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Trumbo hasn’t proven he can serve as a consistent outfield option defensively, but he continues to exhibit his power routinely. He could receive a deal comparable to the one Jason Heyward received from the Cubs, though Heyward is known for his defense.
Trumbo, 30, is batting .247/.309/.521 with 44 home runs and 103 RBIs over 151 games with Baltimore this season. Some teams might view Trumbo as a designated hitter starting in 2017.
More from around the American League East:
- San Francisco was interested in adding Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman this summer, but when the Yankees requested Joe Panik, talks stalled.
- At one point this season, Red Sox fans wanted John Farrell fired. Now, that doesn’t seem to quite be the case.
- Baltimore blew its opportunity to win the division, and its Wild Card edge is slowly disappearing.
- Brett Cecil has pitched well of late and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Blue Jays.
- The Rays are planning to honor David Ortiz, but the ceremony might not be recognized in a positive light by all Tampa Bay fans.