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Report: Pirates made run at Angels’ Mark Trumbo

Jul 31, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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The Pirates made a play for an unexpected name prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. According to Jon Heyman of, they tried to land Mark Trumbo from the Angels.

Trumbo, an All-Star last year, has hit .249/.313/.473 with 23 homers and 63 RBI in 406 at-bats this season. PNC Park is a tough place for right-handed power hitters, but Angel Stadium is no piece of cake there, either, and Trumbo can hit them out of anywhere when he gets a hold of one.

Alas, it doesn’t appear that this proposal has any legs. Trumbo is under control through 2016, and he shouldn’t make much more than $4 million or so in arbitration next year. The Angels are viewing him as a building block.

  1. modellforprez - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Like the Way Neal pursued this right field problem but The Angels who the bucs just swept 3 weeks ago would probably want Taillion and Planco and Herridia just not worth it for a player like pedro who hits bombs but not average.

  2. steelers88 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Pirates staying pat?

  3. jkaflagg - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Classic Angels thinking….while Trumbo is a great story of a guy who worked his way up and exceeded expectations, he is also the most replaceable guy they have, with CJ Cron profiling as the same type of bat-only 1B-DH player…if the Angels were offered any type of good young pitchers or prospects for him, they should have jumped; but since most other teams understand that his value is limited, they problem did not offer much….

  4. steelers88 - Jul 31, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Andrew Lambo time?

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