Big leaguers weigh in on spring training's best, worst aspects
MAR 6, 3:11p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 11:52a ET
News: Trumbo shed 10 pounds this offseason in addition to changing his workout regimen as part of a concerted effort to become a better defender, the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Trumbo has reported feeling more mobile this spring, as he cut back on some of his upper body lifting in favor of increasing his leg work. The Diamondbacks are moving Trumbo from left field to right, where his strong arm plays well. In terms of range, however, it remains to be seen whether his adjustments will pay dividends.
Rotowire: Feb 19 / 12:03p ET
News: Trumbo won his arbitration case and will make $6.9 million in 2015, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Trumbo was limited to just 88 games last season due to a stress fracture in his foot, and he wasn't all that effective in those 88 games (.235/.293/.415), but an arbiter decided the Diamondbacks' proposed $500,000 increase in salary was not sufficient. The 29-year-old Trumbo is believed to be fully healthy and is expected to open the year as the team's everyday right fielder.
StatsLLC: Feb 19 / 12:00a ET
News: Trumbo has won his salary arbitration case against the Arizona Diamondbacks and will get a $6.9 million salary this year instead of the team's $5.3 million offer.
Impact: A 29-year-old outfielder and first baseman, Trumbo hit .235 with 14 homers and 61 RBIs last season, down from 34 homers and 100 RBIs the previous year. He was tied for the NL lead in homers and second in RBIs when he sustained a foot stress fracture less than a month into the season.