Mark Trumbo to DL; Roger Kieschnick called up

Stephen Dunn

As was to probably be expected, Mark Trumbo's stress fracture has lead to a trip to the DL. OF Roger Kieschnick has been called up from Reno to take his place.

It was reported after the game yesterday that an MRI on Mark Trumbo's left foot had revealed a stress fracture. And while he was apparently going to seek a second opinion, the injury is still severe enough to warrant a stint on the Disabled List. Since it's retroactive to April 22nd, the earliest Trumbo could return is May 7th. However, with the words "Stress fracture" being thrown around, you probably are not going to see him on May 7th.

In 2011, when he was with the Angels, Trumbo had suffered a stress fracture in his right foot, which took him more than five months to heal from. However, in talking with reporters yesterday Trumbo said:

"That was a pain....That one took a long time. But this one probably should be significantly less."


That will not be of any comfort to Diamondbacks fans, seeing how Trumbo was the prize acquisition from this previous offseason. Through 87 plate appearances, Trumbo was hitting .210/.264/.506 and is currently tied for the National League lead in Home Runs with Brandon Belt of the Giants.

In his place, the team has called up Left-handed Outfielder. Roger
Kieschnick from Reno. Kieschnick was claimed off waivers from the Giants on April 4th after he was designated for assignemnt on March 29th. He got a small taste of the majors last season. Hitting .202/.295/.226 in 95 PA's with the Giants. He started the season with the Aces and has hit .281/.343/.531 with 3 homers. Kieschnick was already on the 40-man roster to start the season, so no manipulations to that occurred.

He was considered a fairly decent, but not overwhelmingly high according to the lists I've browsed through, prospect in the Giants' system. Obviously, he fell out of favor with them (being 27 and barely breaking into the Majors will do that), but various non-reputable scouting reports have suggested that he fits the "Five-tool" model of player. He is also the nephew of former two-way major leaguer Brooks Kieschnick. Roger is in the starting lineup today against the Cubs batting sixth and playing LF.



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