Apr 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
This is how much bad luck the Arizona Diamondbacks have this year. Even after a crazy comeback win featuring a five run comeback on the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field to snap a losing streak, the Dbacks still got some bad news. Left Fielder Mark Trumbo who leads the national league with 7 home runs and is near the top in RBI’s revealed Saturday that he has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot after an MRI exam. The injury will sideline him indefinitely. Trumbo also showed similar symptoms in the fourth metatarsal and some plantar fascia stuff that he already was aware of.
Trumbo talked to Fox Sports Arizona’s Jody Jackson after the Dbacks or should I say Kansas City Packers 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs, “Just repeat stress. I don’t know if it was made worse because of the plantar stuff, maybe I was compensating and didn’t know it,” While he was with the Los Angeles Angels, Trumbo had similar problems.
Trumbo has no time frame and just wants to be healthy as soon as possible: “We have to deal with it now. So let’s try and get everything healthy and get back out as soon as possible. I don’t have a time frame. I don’t really know. I’ll have a better idea when we get back to Arizona.” Trumbo will seek a second opinion once he gets back to Arizona. A stress fracture normally doesn’t require surgery, but needs rest to heal. Initial X rays were negative, but the Dbacks had the MRI performed just in case.
Cody Ross has started the last two games in left and he had an RBI single in today’s game. Ross returned after missing 8 months with a fractured hip. A.J Pollack has also missed the last week due to a sore neck. If A.J cant come back, the Dbacks could start Tony Campana or call up an outfielder from the minor leagues. With most of the Dbacks roster under performing and the team as a whole doing poorly, this is the last thing the team needed. Trumbo along with Paul Goldschmidt have been carrying this offense and with Trumbo out that’s basically half of our team’s offense gone.