After the Diamondbacks agreed to terms with Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5 million contract, there was immediate speculation that the club would consider trading slugger Mark Trumbo. However, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart made it quite clear on Friday that he plans on keeping Trumbo around:
Trumbo’s first year in Arizona didn’t go as planned, as he missed some time with a foot injury while batting just .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI over 88 games. Stewart would be selling low if he traded him now. The Diamondbacks still have a potential log jam in their outfield, but they are planning on giving Tomas an opportunity to win the starting third base job in the spring. Some have even suggested that Tomas should begin 2015 in the minors.
Stewart also indicated yesterday that he’s not shopping catcher Miguel Montero, but Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that a deal is still possible if the right offer comes along.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.
Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.