D-backs’ Trumbo says he’ll be out at least 6 weeks
PHOENIX — Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo said Friday he’s been told he’ll be sidelined at least six weeks while a stress fracture in his left foot heals.
Trumbo, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, was tied for the National League lead with seven home runs and was second in RBI with 19. He said he felt pain while jogging to his position Monday against the Cubs, and an MRI revealed the stress fracture.
The injury does not require surgery but warrants extended rest to heal properly.
Trumbo said he suffered a similar injury to his right foot in the final week of the 2011 season, but this one is less severe. He said it took him more than five months to recover from the previous injury.
"That one was a pain. That took a long time. This one should be significantly less," he said.
The loss of Trumbo leaves the Diamondbacks with Gerardo Parra, A.J. Pollock and Cody Ross as their likely regulars in the outfield, with Tony Campana and Roger Kieschnick in reserve. Martin Prado could also see time in the outfield, with Eric Chavez getting more playing time at third.