Trumbo is scheduled to join the Orioles at big-league camp this week as a guest instructor, suggesting that he's no longer looking to continue his playing career, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. Trumbo has never issued a formal statement indicating that he's retired, but his career effectively looks to be over given that he's 36 years old and hasn't played since the 2019 season. A two-time All-Star, Trumbo delivered his best season in 2016 as a member of the Orioles, earning his lone Silver Slugger Award that year after slugging an MLB-high 47 long balls. Over his 10 big-league seasons, Trumbo enjoyed stints with the Angels, Diamondbacks, Mariners and Orioles and accrued 218 home runs, 629 RBI and 532 runs to go with a .249 lifetime batting average.
Trumbo (back) is starting at designated hitter and batting sixth Thursday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. He dealt with a strained left trapezius earlier this week and has dealt with a knee injury recently. Trumbo should play occasionally over the final 10 games of the season. He will be a free agent this winter.
Trumbo (back) will be available off the bench Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo was scratched from the lineup Monday with what was referred to as a strained left trapezius at the time, though Trumbo referred to the problem as simply tightness in his upper back. He doesn't seem to be in line for an extended absence, but that doesn't mean he's guaranteed many at-bats down the stretch with the Orioles likely preferring to give time to younger options.
Trumbo was scratched from the lineup ahead of Monday's game against the Tigers with a strained left trapezius, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo doesn't have much time to return if he's dealing with anything more than a very minor strain. The Orioles have very little reason to rush back a 33-year-old in the final year of his contract when they could be giving time to younger players with a chance to be part of their future.
Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Monday against the Rays. Trumbo was activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day after missing almost the entire season while recovering from knee surgery, but he came through in the clutch by plating two in the sixth inning on a double to bring his team within a run. The 33-year-old veteran's contract is up after the season, so it remains to be seen how often he'll enter the lineup down the stretch of the 2019 campaign.