Trumbo is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. For the second time over the last four games, Trumbo is being withheld from the lineup. He went 0-for-3 on Sunday and has posted a weak .196 batting average over the last 14 games. Pedro Alvarez will serve as Baltimore's designated hitter Monday night.
Trumbo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Trumbo will get a chance to clear his head Saturday while Tim Beckham slides over to the DH spot. Over his last nine games, Trumbo is just 4-for-29 with one extra-base hit and two RBI.
Trumbo went 3-for-6 with a solo home run and a walkoff single in Sunday's 12-inning victory over Toronto. A year removed from leading MLB with 47 bombs, Trumbo's latest homer was just his 21st of the campaign. Entering this year, not many expected the slugger to repeat his 2016 career season, but it's safe to say the masses weren't anticipating this either. Before breaking through Sunday, Trumbo was sporting a career-low slugging percentage (.408) and OPS (.707).
Trumbo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners. Trumbo is just 1-for-20 in his career against Seattle's starter, Erasmo Ramirez, so he'll get the day off after starting 18 straight games since returning from the disabled list. Seth Smith will slide over to DH in his absence, leaving a spot for Craig Gentry to start in right field. Trumbo, who is slashing .239/.298/.410 with 20 homers this season, should be available off the bench, and will likely be back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale.
Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs Friday against the Red Sox. Trumbo hit his 20th blast of the season off Rick Porcello to give the Orioles a three-run lead in the second inning of a home win. Unless he goes on a hot streak, he's been a poor performer for fantasy owners in 2017 as he's slashing .237/.297/.412, making him difficult to trust in lineups.
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