Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart denied last week that he was looking to trade Mark Trumbo, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says Trumbo is “definitely in play” at this week’s Winter Meetings and that the slugger was recently floated as part of a three-way trade that ultimately fell through.
Trumbo appeared in only 88 games this past season for Arizona because of a stress fracture in his left foot and wound up batting .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI. He’s owed a raise this winter in his second year of arbitration eligibility and the Diamondbacks will have a corner outfield logjam if Yasmany Tomas can’t pick up third base. Trumbo made $4.8 million in 2014, his first year of arbitration.