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Mark Trumbo’s rehab is taking longer than expected

May 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo was initially expected to miss six weeks with a fractured foot suffered on April 21 and said two weeks ago that he was “extremely pleased” with how the rehab process was progressing, but it turns out he’s not particularly close to returning after all.

Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are “targeting the third week of June as a potential return” date for Trumbo, who so far has only advanced to taking swings off a tee.

That would mean he’ll miss at minimum eight weeks and there are still some hurdles to clear before that ETA is possible for Trumbo, who was acquired from the Angels this offseason to provide right-handed power in the middle of Arizona’s lineup.

  1. nsauser - May 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Towers’ cornerstone deal from this offseason is not turning out well. Frankly, if Trumbo is your biggest offseason acquisition, you might have had a bad winter.

    • gbrim - May 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      It was a bad winter for Towers, and the best he has had with the DBacks. Hope La Russa is a better fit.

  2. bobmcbigballs - May 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Shocker. It took him over 5 months to heal from a similar injury a few years ago, so 6 weeks was wishful thinking at best.

    • carpi2 - May 30, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      I remember hearing the initial 6 week time table, and thinking it to be very optimistic. Even if he were to be back in the lineup after 8 weeks, players usually play though discomfort for the remainder of the year. It isn’t till the off-season, where they get extended rest, when foot injuries finally disappear.

  3. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Cry me a river. My Rangers are holding the team together with duct tape right now. Fielder…done. Profar…done. Soto…2-3 more months. Holland…MAYBE see him after the all-star break. Perez…done. Harrison…done. Figueroa…done.

    In a few years, we’ll probably have an all-Tommy-John rotation.

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