Mark Trumbo Injury: Updates on Diamondbacks Star's Foot and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2014

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Updates from Saturday, July 12

The Arizona Diamondbacks confirm Mark Trumbo is not in today's lineup:

Updates from Friday, July 11

The Arizona Diamondbacks provide an update on Mark Trumbo's status:

Updates from Wednesday, July 9

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com reports on Mark Trumbo's potential return to the Diamondbacks' lineup:

The first player expected to return is slugger Mark Trumbo, who clubbed a grand slam during his first rehabilitation appearance with Triple-A Reno on Monday night. He was in the Aces' lineup again on Tuesday and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said there's a chance Trumbo, working back from a stress fracture in his left foot, could be activated in time for Arizona's three-game series at San Francisco, which begins Friday.

'We've had some discussions about it,' Gibson said. ' … There's an outside chance he could come to San Francisco, but (it's) unlikely.'

Updates from Tuesday, July 8

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has the latest news on Trumbo's recovery:

Updates from Wednesday, July 2

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has the latest update on Trumbo:

Updates from Wednesday, June 25

Steve Gilbert and Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com detail the next step in Mark Trumbo's recovery:

Trumbo will continue to face live hitting at the D-backs Spring Training facility and should be running bases by the end of the week. His return is likely to happen either just before or after the All-Star break.

Updates from Sunday, June 8

Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM in Arizona has the latest on Trumbo:

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Updates from Saturday, May 17

MLB.com's Steve Gilbert provides an update on Mark Trumbo's injury:

Updates from Monday, May 12

Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona has the latest update on Mark Trumbo's status on his left foot and what the next step is:

Updates from Sunday, May 11

Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports when Mark Trumbo is expected to visit the doctor for another evaluation:

Left fielder Mark Trumbo, out with a stress fracture in his left foot, is scheduled for another doctor's visit this week to gauge how much the injury has healed. Trumbo isn't expected back until the second week of June, at the earliest.

Updates from Saturday, April 26

Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona provides an update on Mark Trumbo's expected return date:

Updates from Friday, April 25

Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona provides an update on Mark Trumbo's injury:

Original Text:

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a stress fracture in his left foot. The team recalled Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

The team announced the move on Twitter:

Trumbo got off to a red-hot start for Arizona with five home runs in his first nine games on the new season. His play has dropped off considerably after that early surge, however. His on-base percentage has dipped to .264 and he's only chipped in two more homers since April 6.

The Associated Press (via ESPN.com) reports Trumbo was originally dealing with plantar fasciitis during spring training, and the current belief is the outfielder was overcompensating for that ailment, causing the stress fracture to develop.

Trumbo said he was prepared to fight through the lesser injury, but it reached a point where he was no longer helping the team:

The plantar (fasciitis) at times has been pretty bad but manageable. That's what you have to do. You've got to earn a living and play. This was to the point where I severely had to compensate running-wise to the point where I probably wouldn't be much of an asset on either side.

The report also notes the slugger had a similar issue in the opposite foot three years ago and it took more than five months to recover. Although this injury isn't as serious, there's no timetable for his return to the Diamondbacks lineup.  

Kieschnick is a 27-year-old outfielder with just 38 games of experience at the major league level. He was hitting .281 with three home runs in 18 games for the Triple-A Reno Aces before the recall. Cody Ross will likely play a majority of the games replacing Trumbo in left field for the time being.

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