Mariners, Orioles Try to Complete Trade for Trumbo
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore were working Tuesday to complete a trade that would send power hitter Mark Trumbo to the Orioles.
The Mariners would get catcher/first baseman Steve Clevenger. The teams were reviewing medical records before finalizing the deal.
Trumbo, who turns 30 next month, hit a combined 22 home runs with 64 RBIs while batting .262 for Seattle and Arizona last year. He split time as a designated hitter, outfielder and first baseman.
Trumbo topped 30 homers in consecutive seasons for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012 and 2013. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto then sent Trumbo to Arizona as part of a three-team trade.
Dipoto is now Seattle's GM.
The 29-year-old Clevenger hit .287 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 30 games for the Orioles.