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Mark Trumbo and the Diamondbacks disagree about his return timetable

Jun 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Mark Trumbo‘s recovery from a fractured foot has taken much longer than expected, but the Diamondbacks left fielder said yesterday that he’s “good to go” and wants to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

He’s been out for two months, so not surprisingly the Diamondbacks want to be a little more cautious about their plans for his return. Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports that he’ll definitely go on a rehab assignment, probably for at least a week, but that may not happen for a while because Trumbo hasn’t even started running the bases yet.

In fact, according to McManaman both manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers have indicated that Trumbo may still be another month or so from returning to the lineup. He was initially expected to miss six weeks and that was back in mid-April.

  1. Marc - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    The Diamondbacks are clearly not a gritty enough organization for Mark Trumbo

  2. mdpickles - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Kirk Gibson: “You mean to tell me I’m the only one to ever hit a HR with an pulled hamstring?”

    • dondada10 - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      The Dbacks are holding Trumbo back, not the other way around.

  3. antaresrex - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    It’s probably for the best that they don’t try to rush him back. There may be sample size issues involved, but:

    When Trumbo was in the lineup, through April 21, the D-Backs scored 3.6 runs per game and gave up 6.1 runs per game.

    Since Trumbo’s injury, from April 22 on, the D-Backs have scored 4.3 runs per game and given up 4.4 runs per game.

    It’s hard not to think that he was responsible for at least some of their early season struggles.

  4. tmc602014 - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    He hasn’t run the bases but he’s ready to go. Tell him to call Brett Cecil and ask about being ready to go…

  5. nsauser - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    This is the crown jewel of the Dbacks offseason and he was supposed to push the team past .500 and into the playoffs. Turns out the team is better when he’s not playing! Towers, the bell tolls for thee!

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