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Mark Trumbo’s recovery from broken foot delayed again

Jan 5, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

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Mark Trumbo‘s season ended a week early because of a stress fracture in his right foot and the Rookie of the Year runner-up’s recovery timetable has been pushed back for the second time.

Trumbo was initially hoping to be recovered by now, but in November doctors added a month to his timetable and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he may not be cleared for baseball activities until late February.

Not only does that put his status for the beginning of spring training in doubt, it makes a potential move to third base even more unlikely than before. Or as Trumbo put it: “I don’t think I had a complete picture of the extent of the injury when we first talked about this in late September.”

Albert Pujols‘ arrival and Kendrys Morales‘ potential return gives the Angels a logjam of first basemen and corner outfielders, leading to talk that Trumbo could see some action at third base. However, he’s never played even an inning at third base in the majors or minors and now he’s got a bum foot. At-bats are going to be hard to come by in the Angels’ lineup and it wouldn’t be surprising if they lessened the logjam with a trade.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Sounds like his health is really in trumbo.

  2. maltdawg - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Dear Angels,
    The Rays would gladly take any first baseman that you would like to offer!!
    Sincerely,
    The power numbers or batting average of every first baseman we’ve EVER had

    • hittfamily - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Except for The star of the Tom Emanski instructional videos, Fred McGriff .

      The Angels seriously need a new podiatrist, because foot injuries take forever to heal there.

      • chuckj1234 - Jan 6, 2012 at 1:49 AM

        I was thinking the same thing. Its not rocket science.

  3. cosanostra71 - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Trumbo needs to focus less on being a club promoter here in Orange County and more on recovering. We’re going to need him to be healthy, even with Pujols the offense can still use some improving.

  4. lyon810 - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    This is Kendrys all over again…except white

  5. maltdawg - Jan 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Hahahaha Not the Tom Emanski instructional videos…..That is hilarious! Especially when the kid throws the ball from centerfield into a trash can at home plate.
    And even Fred McGriff was in his 60’s by the time he got to TB. He was so tired that they couldn’t even get him to 500 homeruns….he fell 7 short.

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