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Mark Trumbo
Jun 21: Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Washington. This was a pretty standard outing for Trumbo, displaying both his big-time power and his susceptibility to strike out. On the year, the 32-year-old slugger is slashing .262/.317/.450 with 16 RBI and 38 strikeouts.

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Jun 17: Trumbo went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored Sunday against the Marlins. Trumbo tacked on a run in the third inning with an RBI double to score Manny Machado, and he added another on a solo blast in the seventh. He went 4-for-11 with three extra-base hits and two RBI during Baltimore's three-game weekend series with Miami. The 32-year-old figures to see plenty of playing time moving forward as a part of a team that earned just its 20th win of the season Sunday.

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Jun 7: Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a home run in Thursday 5-4 loss to Toronto. It was the right-handed slugger's third long ball in 106 at-bats this season, and his first since May 21. Trumbo currently holds a .292 average but that will likely regress back towards his career average of .250 as he continues to get more at-bats under his belt.

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May 28: Trumbo (knee) is hitting seventh and serving as the designated hitter Monday against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo has sat out the last five games due to a bout of arthritis in his knee, but he's feeling well enough to return to the lineup after receiving an injection in his knee prior to the weekend. The 32-year-old is hitting .309/.317/.469 with two homers through 20 games this season. He'll look to pick up where he left off as he faces lefty Gio Gonzalez in his first game back.

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May 27: Trumbo (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo is on the bench for the fifth straight contest due to a bout of arthritis in his right knee, but the Orioles have thus far resisted placing him on the 10-day disabled list. It's unclear at this point if Trumbo has demonstrated any tangible improvement in his recovery, putting his status on shaky ground entering the upcoming week. Pedro Alvarez will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter Sunday and should handle most of the DH duties for the duration of Trumbo's absence.

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May 26: Trumbo (knee) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, though he's not expected to require a stay on the disabled list, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. It was originally thought that Trumbo would be headed back to the disabled list following Friday's game, but his knee responded well to an injection Friday and the Orioles now believe he'll be back within the next few days. Chris Davis will serve as the DH in his stead Saturday, with Trey Mancini starting at first base and Craig Gentry picking up a start in the outfield. Trumbo should be considered day-to-day.

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May 25: The Orioles will wait and see how Trumbo (knee) feels Saturday before making any DL decisions, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Ghiroli had previously reported that the team was likely to move Trumbo to the DL following Friday's game, but the Orioles will hold off on making any roster moves for the time being. A recent MRI showed arthritis in the knee, which Trumbo admitted has been bothering him for a while now. He was slated to have the knee drained.

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May 25: Trumbo (knee) stated the results of his MRI showed arthritis, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo believes he made his knee worse by sliding into second base Wednesday, but he also acknowledged that he'd been feeling discomfort in his knee for a while. Along with getting the knee drained, he'll also likely receive cortisone shots within the next few days. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that the Orioles are expected to move Trumbo to the disabled list following Friday's matchup.

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May 24: Trumbo (knee) is scheduled for a precautionary MRI on Thursday, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports. Trumbo was absent from Wednesday's lineup due to a knee issue, and he's set to undergo an MRI to make sure there isn't any extensive damage. He'll be considered day-to-day until the results of the test come back. Pedro Alvarez will take over as the designated hitter for Thursday's matchup against the White Sox.

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May 23: Manager Buck Showalter said Trumbo is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox due to a right knee issue, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo apparently picked up the injury while sliding into second base during Tuesday's game. Specifics regarding the injury remain unclear, but he's currently being listed as day-to-day. Danny Valencia is serving as the designated hitter in his stead Wednesday.

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May 23: Trumbo is not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the White Sox. Trumbo will get the day off after a four-hit performance Tuesday night. He's been productive at the plate through his first 20 games, hitting .309 with two homers and eight RBI. Danny Valencia is set to fill in as the designated hitter and bat sixth during Wednesday's series finale.

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May 23: Trumbo went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. Trumbo recorded both of his doubles off starter James Shields, and the four-hit night brings his slash line to .309/.317/.469. Trumbo is registering hits at a good pace, but is still struggling to get on base otherwise. The 32-year-old has 22 strikeouts and just one walk in 82 plate appearances.

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May 11: Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-4 win over the Rays. The homer was his first in 10 games since coming off the disabled list at the beginning of May. Trumbo's been productive despite the lack of power, slashing .325/.341/.475, but his track record indicates his batting average will plummet as the season progresses even if he does send more balls over the fence.

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May 1: Trumbo (quadriceps) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. As expected, Trumbo came off the disabled list Tuesday. Now that he's healthy, Trumbo figures to see regular time in Baltimore's lineup out of the DH spot. Trumbo played three games at both Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk during his rehab assignment, combining to go 5-for-24 (.208) at the dish.

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Apr 30: The Orioles will activate Trumbo (quadriceps) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Baltimore has already opened up a spot on the active roster for Trumbo after optioning Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk following the Orioles' victory over the Tigers on Sunday. Trumbo took longer than expected to return from the quadriceps injury he sustained during spring training in mid-March, but he proved his health by appearing in three consecutive games for Norfolk over the weekend, going 4-for-14 with three RBI in those contests. The 32-year-old should immediately settle in as the Orioles' everyday designated hitter, which may result in Pedro Alvarez's role declining.

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Apr 25: Trumbo (quadriceps) could be activated from the 10-day disabled list when the Orioles begin their West Coast road trip May 1, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. After a nearly two-week layoff, Trumbo restarted his rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Bowie, going 1-for-3 with a walk in that contest. The slugger was expected to play Tuesday, but a rainout delayed his rehab schedule and will push his return from the DL until next week. Trumbo, who is expected to move his rehab to Triple-A Norfolk over the weekend, will likely take over as the Orioles' primary designated hitter once activated, which could result in the likes of Pedro Alvarez, Danny Valencia and Anthony Santander losing out on at-bats.

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Apr 22: Trumbo (quadriceps) will head to Double-A Bowie to resume his rehab assignment Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo is scheduled to play three consecutive days in Bowie, likely manning an outfield spot Monday and Tuesday before serving as the designated hitter in a day game Wednesday. If his strained right quadriceps muscle responds well to the activity, Trumbo would likely join Triple-A Norfolk for its three-game series over the weekend, tentatively putting the slugger in line for a return from the 10-day disabled list the following week. Pedro Alvarez and Danny Valencia have largely shared the DH duties for the Orioles while Trumbo has spent the entire season on the DL.

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Apr 20: Trumbo (quadriceps) said that he was feeling much better after participating in batting practice and running drills Friday, and is hopeful to resume a rehab assignment in the next couple days, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo added that he wasn't completely sure how many rehab outings will be necessary before he's ready to return to the Orioles but that he will know when his quad is feeling up to par. The 32-year-old stopped his initial rehab assignment and has remained with the club for the past week in order to get a little more rest since he felt like he "couldn't get to 100 percent" the first time around. Expect an announcement concerning his upcoming assignment in the next couple days, at which point a precise target date for his return should come into focus.

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Apr 17: Trumbo (quadriceps) could resume a rehab assignment later this week, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo's rehab stalled last week because he didn't think his quad was ready for game action. He'll sit out until the Orioles return home Friday before being re-evaluated. Trumbo claims he's ahead of schedule in his rehab program, but his timetable for return should become clearer once he gets back into game action later this week.

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Apr 11: Trumbo (quadriceps) returned from his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie after playing in a contest with the Baysox on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Manager Buck Showalter said that there wasn't any sort of setback, but Trumbo felt as though he couldn't get to 100 percent during his rehab game. Trumbo will travel with the team to Boston this weekend and resume a workout-based rehab in the meantime. Following that series, a decision will be made as to whether he will rejoin the Orioles or head back to Florida for some additional time,

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Apr 9: Trumbo (quadriceps) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports. Trumbo felt good after playing first base in a game at extended spring training Monday, clearing the way for him to embark on a rehab stint. The slugger is expected to play for Bowie on Tuesday and Wednesday, and if everything goes well, he could be ready to rejoin the big club shortly thereafter. In the meantime, Pedro Alvarez and Danny Valencia should continue to split DH duties.

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Apr 5: Trumbo (quadriceps) was able to take the field for an extended spring training contest Thursday, Rich Dubroff of Pressboxonline.com reports. Trumbo served as the DH on Wednesday and will see time at first base during Friday's extended spring training outing. There has still been no precise target date for his return to Baltimore, but Trumbo appears to be making strides since going down with the injury in early March. Expect to see the 32-year-old in a minor-league game sometime next week.

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Mar 31: Trumbo (quadriceps) hit on the field before Saturday's game against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo is scheduled to partake in batting practice Monday and an extended spring game Friday, which would rule out returning from the disabled list when eligible Thursday. There has been no indication of a setback for the 32-year-old at this point, so he isn't expected to miss much more time.

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Mar 29: Trumbo (quadriceps) will land on the 10-day disabled list to begin the 2018 season, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The Orioles have yet to make the move official, but Trumbo is set to miss the first week of games due to the strained right quadriceps he suffered in mid-March. On a positive note, Trumbo worked out in the outfield Thursday and was able to run sprints without any problems. Expect him to return to the lineup once he's eligible to come off the DL.

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Mar 28: Trumbo (quadriceps) was able to run close to full speed in the outfield Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo has been working his way back from a Grade 2 quadriceps strain that will likely keep him sidelined for at least another week. Expect a more precise target date for his return to the field in the coming days.

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Mar 15: Trumbo is dealing with a Grade 2 quadriceps strain and will be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo picked up the quad injury earlier in the month, and while it was originally thought to be minor, an MRI on Thursday revealed the slugger was dealing with something more serious than initially anticipated. This is a tough break for both parties, as Trumbo will now be sidelined beyond Opening Day. If his initial timetable holds, the 32-year-old could be back in action in early-to-mid April. It's unclear who will fill in as the Orioles' designated hitter to open the season with Trumbo sidelined, but his injury could open up a spot for a non-roster player, such as Colby Rasmus, Danny Valencia or Pedro Alvarez, to break camp with Baltimore.

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Mar 15: Trumbo will have an MRI on his right quadriceps Thursday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports Trumbo didn't travel with the team Thursday, and will undergo an MRI to see if there's any further damage. He's been dealing with soreness throughout the first half of the spring, but has managed to appear in eight games. More news on his status should become available once the results of the MRI come back.

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Mar 14: Trumbo (quadriceps) will DH and bat sixth in the order for Wednesday's Grapefruit League contest against the Yankees, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo has been dealing with a sore quad for the past week. Manager Buck Showalter described the injury as "minor" and said that Trumbo would've likely kept playing through it if this were the regular season. Expect the 32-year-old to be fully healthy heading into Opening Day, barring any setbacks.

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Mar 12: Trumbo said that he's experiencing reduced soreness in his right quadriceps and expects to play in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo, who is batting .150 over 20 at-bats this spring, hasn't played for the Orioles since March 6 while battling the minor injury. After resting for a couple more days, Trumbo isn't expected to face any further issues with his quad as he prepares for Opening Day. Though he was a major disappointment in 2017 with a career-worst .289 on-base percentage and just 23 home runs, Trumbo looks secure in his role as the Orioles' everyday designated hitter. He could be a solid value for fantasy owners in AL-only and deeper mixed formats hunting for power production on the cheap.

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Mar 8: Manager Buck Showalter said that Trumbo is battling a sore right quadriceps injury that could keep him sidelined for a week, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Showalter also commented that if this were the regular season, Trumbo would probably remain in the lineup, so it doesn't look like there should be too much concern over this issue. Trumbo could be back on the field by early next week but don't be surprised if the club lets him rest the quad for a couple extra days with Opening Day still three weeks away.

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