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Mark Trumbo to miss 3-4 weeks with strained quad

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Orioles DH/OF Mark Trumbo will miss the next three to four weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. Trumbo was bothered by the quad last week and took some time off but felt renewed soreness after returning on Wednesday.

Trumbo, 32, is entering the second year of his three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Orioles. He had a disappointing 2017 campaign, batting .234/.289/.397 with 23 home runs and 65 RBi in 603 plate appearances.

With Trumbo set to miss the first week or two of the regular season, non-roster invitee Pedro Alvarez could make the Orioles’ 25-man roster.

Phillies talking to Blue Jays about Curtis Granderson

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are talking to the Blue Jays about outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Rosenthal says that the Phillies are looking at Granderson as a bench bat and fourth outfielder to be deployed against righties. Granderson, 37, is hitting .230/.337/.417 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 81 games this season, substantially better against righties. Against lefties he’s a clear liability.

Granderson was traded at last year’s deadline too, from the Mets to the Dodgers, but cratered badly after arriving in L.A. and was a non-entity in the playoffs.