For the first time since 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks had an arbitration hearing with one of their players, Unfortunately for the organization, it didn’t go well.
Outfielder Mark Trumbo won his case on Thursday afternoon. It was the first time that the D-Backs even went to an arbitration case since 2001, when catcher Damian Miller won his at the time.
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With winning his hearing, Trumbo will be paid about $6.9 million this coming season. The outfielder made $4.8 million in 2014 and basically made the minimum during his first couple of seasons in the league.
The slugger is looking for a bounce back year after having an injured riddled season in 2014. He missed more than two and a half months due to a stress fracture in his left foot.
Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels as part of a three-team deal, Trumbo hit only .235 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 88 games last season. He was much better during the second half of the season as he got healtier, however.
In 2015, Trumbo is expected to move over to right field while second-year player David Peralta plays in left. It will be adventure for him defensively, but if Trumbo can stay healthy, he will provide Paul Goldschmidt with nice protection in the middle of the D-Backs lineup.