Hot-hitting Trumbo finally feeling healthy

Hot-hitting Trumbo finally feeling healthy

CLEVELAND -- After losing much of his season to a stress fracture in his left foot, Mark Trumbo is finally feeling healthy, and it's paying off for the D-backs' slugger.

Trumbo entered Tuesday hitting .343 in August (12-for-35) with one homer and nine RBIs while reaching base in 10 straight games.

"This is the most consistent I've been hitting pitches that I can handle," Trumbo said. "Physically, probably feeling as close as I've been to healthy, too."

But first, Trumbo had to endure a rough stretch after returning from the disabled list. He hit just .167 (9-for-54) with no home runs and four RBIs from July 11-31.

"It's not a secret magic formula, it's just grinding it out. You get on a bit of a streak sometimes, you have to wear it," Trumbo said. "I wore it for quite a while after I came off the DL, so you just keep fighting and know that you have a good track record and eventually things are going to start to work out for you."

And while he has hit just one home run since his return, Trumbo stuck to the idea that the power would come around eventually.

"I cut it loose all the time. It's just a matter of getting the right spin on the ball and being in the right position to hit," Trumbo said. "I don't think my legs were underneath me as well as they could have been. Any time you have a lower body injury and you miss time, some of the leg strength is going to be sacrificed as well. But I think at this point, I've played enough games to kind of get it back."

Steve DiMatteo is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.