Balitmore Orioles sign free agent outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three year contract
Lake Charles, Louisiana
January 20, 2017 5:53pm CST
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo, 31, who became a restricted free agent at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season when he turned down a one year, $17.2 million dollar contract to remain with the team. Trumbo wanted to get a four year, $80 million dollar contract either from the Orioles or any team in the Major Leagues that was willing to give up a first round draft choice to the Orioles as compensation but that fell through. There were reports from various sports news sources that Trumbo had received deals from the Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners were in negotiations to get Trumbo to sign with their team before the talks fell through. Trumbo signed a three year,$37.5 million dollar contract on Thursday before he was able to pass his physical test this week. At least Trumbo gets a pay raise and stays with the Orioles for at least three more seasons with the American League East Division team.
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