The Baltimore Orioles made their biggest splash of the offseason on Thursday, re-signing outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three-year $37.5 million deal.
Trumbo had a sensational first year in Baltimore last season, leading the league with 47 home runs and tallying 108 RBIs while helping the O’s to the postseason for the third time in five seasons. He was also named an all-star for the second time and his career and was a participant in the 2016 Home Run Derby.
Trumbo, 31, started 95 games in right field and was a critical component to the Orioles homer-filled lineup.
Trumbo initially turned down the clubs one-year, $17.2 million dollar qualifying offer but was able to reach an eventual deal.
Trumbo has certainly found a home in Baltimore fitting in with his teammates and fans alike. He is also considered a leader in the clubhouse.
“He’s one of those guys that when he speaks, you listen,” Orioles reliever Donnie Hart said.
Even AL Reliever of the Year Zach Britton chimed in on the slugger’s preparation.
“There was a rhyme to the reason,” he said. “Everything was calculated.”
The Orioles report to Sarasota for spring training on February 17.