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Baltimore Orioles Rumors: Team Extends Four-Year Offer To Mark Trumbo

The Baltimore Orioles have made a formal offer to re-sign slugger Mark Trumbo, but will he return?

TUESDAY, 3:40 PM ET: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the four-year offer, which was extended towards Mark Trumbo weeks ago, has been taken off the table by the Orioles. The Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers are among the various teams that are looking at the 47-homer man right now.


MONDAY, 3:30 PM ET: Despite being offered a four-year deal, Mark Trumbo probably is not returning to Baltimore. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the two sides haven't made must progress in moving towards an agreement.


MONDAY, 2:10 PM ET: According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the Baltimore Orioles have extended a four-year offer to Mark Trumbo in an effort to bring the slugger back to Camden Yards.


Talks are still on going as Trumbo is looking for a deal in the range of $80 million however it seems like there is some flexibility for the Orioles to work with and a backloaded contract is a possibility. Another stop gap in the negotiations is the fact the Trumbo is looking for a full no-trade clause but the Orioles are not willing to give him one.

The Orioles acquired Mark Trumbo last offseason in a trade with the Mariners for catcher Steve Clevinger. Trumbo slashed .256/.316/.533 with 47 home runs and 108 runs batted in. Trumbo won his first silver slugger and was an All-Star which has increased his value this offseason. 

The fact that the Orioles have made an offer shows that they are willing to negotiate in an effort to bring back the slugger likely for their DH spot. Trumbo previously played outfield for the O's however in an effort to improve defense they will likely make him their full-time DH should they come to an agreement.

The Rockies and Red Sox are among the other teams with reported interest in last season's home run leader.


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