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D-backs avoid arbitration, agree to a one-year contract with Mark Trumbo


PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Mark Trumbo (@Mtrumbo44), according to D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

Trumbo, 28, established career highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI and games played with the Angels in 2013, hitting .234 (145-for-620) with 30 doubles, 34 home runs and 100 RBI in 159 games. Trumbo, who tied for fourth in the American League in home runs, was one of seven players in the Majors with 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBI last season, joining Paul Goldschmidt, Jay Bruce, Chris Davis, David Ortiz, Adam Jones and Alfonso Soriano.

Since 2011, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder ranked among the AL leaders in home runs (T-4th, 95), RBI (6th, 282), total bases (9th, 805) and extra-base hits (11th, 181). Trumbo, who hit 32 home runs in 2012, was the sixth Angel ever to post back-to-back 30-homer seasons and ninth player in the Majors to do so in the last two years (also Pedro Alvarez, Bruce, Davis, Adam Dunn, Edwin Encarnacion, Jones, Miguel Cabrera and Soriano).

Trumbo, a member of the 2012 AL All-Star Team, is a career .250 (429-for-1,718) hitter with 80 doubles, 95 home runs and 284 RBI in 460 Major League games with the Angels (2010-13). He was selected by the Angels in the 18th round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, and acquired by the D-backs as part of a 3-team trade with Los Angeles and Chicago-AL on Dec. 10, 2013.

Arizona does not have any remaining arbitration-eligible players.

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