Pending physical, Trumbo to sign three-year deal with Orioles - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Pending physical, Trumbo to sign three-year deal with Orioles

The Orioles and slugger Mark Trumbo have agreed to a three-year deal, pending the passing of a physical, according to multiple sources.

Specific financial details have not been announced, but according to FanRag Sports, the deal is worth $37.5 million, or roughly $12.5 million annually. Trumbo made $9.15 million in 2016.

Trumbo, 31, led the majors with 47 homers last season, his only one as an Oriole.

The club was hoping to upgrade defensively in right field, but have always wanted Trumbo’s powerful right-handed bat back in the lineup. He likely would play a combination of DH, right field and some first base to occasionally spell Chris Davis if Trumbo were to return to the Orioles.

The Orioles biggest acquisitions so far this offseason have been catcher Welington Castillo and outfielder Seth Smith.

FanRag Sports first reported the sides were engaged in discussion again and closing in on the deal.

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