The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly traded outfielder Mark Trumbo to the Seattle Mariners, as the Mariners are in no mood to wait to get their team going.
The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal. The Diamondbacks have confirmed the move.
#Dbacks acquire C Wellington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, INF Jack Reinheimer & OF Gabby Guerrero from Mariners for Mark Trumbo & Vidal Nuño
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 3, 2015
Castillo, which the Diamondbacks will learn is spelled ‘Welington’, was recently acquired by Seattle from the Chicago Cubs, who were overloaded at catcher with Miguel Montero and David Ross. He’ll likely take over as the regular catcher in the lineup.
But Trumbo is clearly the biggest name in the deal. He struggled in a year and a half in Arizona. Part of that was health. He played in just 88 games last season. But in three years in Los Angeles with the Angels prior to playing in Arizona, Trumbo hit 29, 32, and 34 homers. He was an All-Star in 2012.
Trumbo has nine home runs and an .805 OPS in 174 at-bats this season. He’ll likely DH for Seattle in an effort to boost a Seattle offense that is 28th in runs.