Trumbo (knee) resumed hitting in the cage, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. This marks an encouraging step for Trumbo, who had been limited to throwing and light running up until recently. The veteran slugger remains without a timetable for his return, though he won't be eligible to return until the end of May at the earliest given his placement on the 60-day IL. Look for a more concrete return date to come into focus once he ramps up his baseball activities.
Trumbo (knee) has yet to resume baseball activities beyond throwing and light running, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo has been sidelined all season while working his way back from September knee surgery. The veteran slugger will continue to work on strengthening his surgically-repaired knee until he's ready to resume normal baseball activity, at which point a more concrete timeline for his return will hopefully emerge. Given his placement on the 60-day IL, Trumbo won't be eligible to return until the end of May at the earliest.
Trumbo (knee) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Trumbo will miss at least the first two months of the season as he continues to work his way back from September knee surgery. The move frees up a roster spot for Jesus Sucre. While Trumbo is on the shelf, Renato Nunez and Rio Ruiz are candidates to fill in at designated hitter.
General manager Mike Elias said the Orioles are considering placing Trumbo (knee) on the 60-day injured list, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. Trumbo is working his way back from September knee surgery, and he may be further away from a return than initially expected. The 33-year-old was limited to DH duties in six Grapefruit League appearances and recently backed off baseball activities after not feeling right. While the Orioles don't want to rush the veteran slugger back, they also don't want to keep him sidelined longer than necessary, leaving the team with a difficult decision. Should Trumbo land on the 60-day IL, it would open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Jesus Sucre, who is expected to open the season as one of the team's two catchers. Renato Nunez (biceps) and Rio Ruiz are candidates to fill in at DH while Trumbo is on the shelf.
Trumbo (knee) said Sunday he will back off baseball activities and currently has no timetable for his return, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports Trumbo was able to make his spring debut March 13, but the team announced earlier Sunday he would begin the season on the injured list. The 33-year-old is recovering from September knee surgery and was originally expected to be ready for Opening Day. Trumbo seems likely to be out at least through the first few weeks of the regular season, but the club should have a better idea of a return date once he resumes baseball activities. Renato Nunez (biceps) and Rio Ruiz are options to fill in at designated hitter in the meantime.