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Mark Trumbo’s broken foot cleared for full baseball activities

Feb 29, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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It remains to be seen how well Mark Trumbo‘s attempted transition to third base will fare–he took a ground ball off the face there earlier this week–but in the meantime doctors have deemed his fractured right foot healed enough to resume full baseball activities.

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times notes that Trumbo “has been taking ground balls hit right at him for about a month, but he will now begin fielding grounders hit to each side and to charge slow rollers and bunts.”

DiGiovanna also says the Angels are only hoping that Trumbo can play 40-50 games at third base, which is certainly more realistic than expecting him to become a decent regular there after previously never playing the position in the minors or majors. Of course, even a part-time role at third base seems likely to be ugly for Trumbo, but as with many of the Angels’ decisions this spring it all stems from their first base/corner outfield/designated hitter logjam.

  1. Chris St. John - Feb 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    When reading the headline “Mark Trumbo’s broken foot cleared for full baseball activities,” I get an awesome picture of a giant foot standing in the batter’s box. Batting and playing third for the Angels tonight, Mark Trumbo’s right foot!

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