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Stress fracture ends Trumbo's season

Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:45 pm
Edited on: September 26, 2011 8:37 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo's solid rookie campaign has come to an end with three games remaining, the team announced Monday. He has a stress fracture on top of his right foot and needs to rest for four to six weeks, meaning even if the Angels find a way to get all the way to the World Series, he still won't be available. He'll be in a walking boot for at least four weeks and then will be re-evaluated.

"Of course, I'm disappointed, but it's one of those things," said Trumbo (LATimes.com). "It got a little better with activity, but every game it flared up, and there would be a dull throb the rest of the game."

Trumbo, 25, will likely garner some votes for AL Rookie of the Year after a powerful rookie season. He hit 25 home runs and drove home 87. His .291 on-base percentage probably prevents him from winning the award, but it was still a positive showing in his first full big-league season.

The Angels are likely to use Howard Kendrick at first and Maicer Izturis at second (where Kendrick has spent most of his time this season) with Trumbo down. They entered the final three games of the season trailing the Red Sox by three and the Rays by two in the AL wild-card race.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 7:37 pm
 

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Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:10 am
 

No comparison between Trumbo and Hosmer

Hosmer is 21 years old and has already shown power, great fielding and the ability to get on base and keep strikeouts to a minimum. He projects as being one of the elite players in the game.

Trumbo is 25 years old, and while he has power, he is nothing special as a fielder, strikeouts nearl five times as often as he walks and has an on-base percentge of less than .300. He has half an offensive game. On top of that, he has to compete next year with Kendrys Morales, who was a far better all-around hitter before he was hurt. Don't get me wrong - with Morales out, Trumbo put up a solid season and the Angels should be thankful. But he's no Eric Hosmer.


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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Stress fracture ends Trumbo's season

That's rough, although the timing could be worse.

Was hoping he could finish out strong so the ROY race would be legit...

He is one of the favorites, if not THE favorite, but Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals has been making a good case for himself lately.

Both good young players who should be around for years to come.

Whoever wins will be deserving.

 



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