Trumbo eyes return for finale vs. Angels

Orioles DH has been sidelined with ribcage strain

August 9th, 2017

ANAHEIM -- The Orioles are expected to activate designated hitter from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Angels.

Trumbo, who had the minimum stay on the DL with a right ribcage strain, has played in 103 games for the O's this season. He's hit .238 with 17 homers and 50 RBIs in his second year with the Orioles and first year of a three-year, $37.5 million contract.

The 31-year-old Trumbo had a career year for the Orioles in 2016, hitting .256 with 47 home runs -- the most in the Majors -- and 108 RBIs. His home run and RBI totals were both career highs. 

The O's have some other decisions coming up, with out on rehab until Aug. 15. He is out of Minor League options, so the team will have to add him before then. They also have to add Rule 5 pick , currently on the 60-day DL, to the active roster by that date.