Apr 20, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo (15) at the plate during the Diamondbacks 4-1 loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Trumbo Daniel Hudson close to returning


 

The Diamondbacks have been decimated by the injury bug this season, and the team currently sits in last place in the West with the worst record in the Senior Circuit. So the Snakes could use some good news after recently losing A.J. Pollock, and they might just get some.

Manager Kirk Gibson announced that pitcher Daniel Hudson and slugger Mark Trumbo played in simulated games and are expected to return after the All Star Break which is just a few weeks away. This is what Gibson talking to arizonasports.com had to say about Trumbo: “He’s picked up the pace every day,” Gibson said. “(There’s) a lot of inflammation in (his foot). So he’s trying to get that out first.”

Trumbo is in his first season with the Dbacks and because his contract runs through 2016 with the club, and given the current standing with the organization, a slow pace to his recovery makes a lot of sense. Trumbo was hitting .210 in 21 games with an on base percentage below .300 which is not good by any stretch.

He has homered seven times, and driven in 15 which at the time before the injury was near the top of the National League in both categories. The Snakes could certainly use him back. Cody Ross has been used primarily in left, and he has been a disaster hitting just .222 for the season.

As far as Hudson goes, he hasn’t pitched since June of 2012 and has undergone two Tommy John surgeries. Hudson had a breakout season in 2011 pitching 222 innings, and winning 16 games the year the Dbacks won the West. He also won a silver slugger for being the best hitting pitcher in the N.L. He will most likely be a reliever when he comes back.

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