The Orioles and Mark Trumbo have avoided arbitration. Trumbo will earn $9.15 million in his final year of arbitration while playing in the Charm City.
Acquired from the Mariners in early December, Trumbo can become a free agent after the 2016 season assuming the Orioles and the outfielder/first baseman do not work out a long-term deal.
Given the 29-year-old’s power ability and the fact that he will be playing half of his games at Camden Yards, Trumbo is a worthwhile bet for fantasy baseball players though his start of the season may be sluggish thanks in part to low temperatures.
Mark Trumbo of the #Orioles agrees to a $9.15M deal to avoid salary arbitration.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 14, 2016
Trumbo will look to improve on a .262/.310/.449 line which saw him hit 22 home runs and drive in 64 runs in 142 games last season.
The Orioles are still looking to re-sign Chris Davis. Should Davis re-sign he will almost surely push Trumbo to the outfield.