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Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo Suffers Another Setback With Knee

June 14, 2019
Orioles designated hitter and outfielder Mark Trumbo appeared to be on his way to rejoining the club before enduring another setback with his surgically repaired right knee. 

After enduring some soreness following a rehab stint with Triple-A Norfolk, Trumbo received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. He could be out 7-10 days, according to manager Brandon Hyde.

"[On June 12] he had some soreness in his knee, so we got a PRP injection for him today," Hyde said June 13. "He's going to be out for a week to 10 days or so, letting his knee rest, heal and hopefully be back on track after that. So we'll see."

Trumbo, 33, underwent knee surgery in September and has been on the injured list the entire season. He is nearing the end of his three-year, $37.5 million deal and was expected to be a potential trade candidate for the rebuilding Orioles.

The injury, however, has derailed those plans. 

Trumbo went 6-for-28 with two doubles, a home run, five walks and eight strikeouts during eight rehab games. There is some uncertainty about how much he will be physically able to help the team the rest of the way, 

"I think he's frustrated in the fact that he would love to be here and help us," Hyde said. "He likes to play. I think he likes the vibe on our club. I just think he's frustrated. He wants to play and he had a little setback and it's a tough thing to come back from."

Trumbo had his best season with the Orioles in 2016 when he hit 47 home runs with 108 RBIs throughout 159 games. He batted .261/.313/.452 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs during 90 games last year before going down with the injury. 

"Mark's had a really good career, and to try to come back from something like this and try to push the envelope to try to get back on the field and play says a lot about him," Hyde said. "He's a high-character guy and it's great seeing him here. I wish he was in uniform, but it's just not the case right now."

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