Mark Trumbo to be the Diamondbacks’ everyday right fielder in 2015


In an appearance on MLB Network, Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said that Mark Trumbo will serve as the team’s everyday right fielder next season, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

Trumbo split his playing time between first base and left field this past season. He has logged 434 2/3 defensive innings in right field over his four-year career, including 143 innings there in 2013 with the Angels.

Trumbo missed 71 games on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his left foot. When he was in the D-Backs’ lineup, he hit .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI.

Via Magruder, Stewart also said he plans to have David Peralta and Ender Inciarte split time in left field.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.