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Angels' Secret Weapon

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Ken Rosenthal writes about Mark Trumbo's surge into the Majors and how he could be a solid offensive weapon for the Halos. Nothing new here really other than some quotes about just how hard he hits the ball. One interesting note regarding a potential lineup once Morales returns to the field: slide Hunter (I presume) to CF and put Trumbo in RF while keeping Abreu at DH. This hurts our outfield defense less while keeping Trumbo's bat in the lineup. Of course, that means less at-bats for Bourjos which doesn't help his progression, but it may be our best option for maintaining solid outfield defense (plus, Trumbo, as a former pitcher, apparently has a cannon of an arm) and keeping the power bats in the lineup. I don't know how viable this is considering how little experience Trumbo has in the outfield, but it seems like the best solution once Kendrys returns. Trumbo can still spell Morales at first from time to time and play a game in the outfield once a week to keep his swing grooved.

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