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Mark Trumbo to tackle another challenge for Angels


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AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - For an imposing slugger with 61 homers in his first two major league seasons and fairly limitless potential, Mark Trumbo sure gets moved around a lot.

After Trumbo finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, the Angels signed Albert Pujols and uprooted Trumbo from first base. An aborted experiment at third last year left Trumbo playing mostly in left field, where he had an All-Star season.

He expected to be in the outfield again this season until the Angels signed Josh Hamilton, likely forcing Trumbo to become their primary designated hitter.

Trumbo expresses only mild irritation at his moves around the diamond. He's focused on recapturing his swing, which returned to him for the final weeks of last season after a prolonged slump.

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