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Dave Stewart and Mark Trumbo discuss the trade

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After the news broke concerning Mark Trumbo's trade to Seattle, both the player and Diamondbacks' manager Dave Stewart, took questions from the media.

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Dave Stewart

  • With Tuffy going down, we were in a situation where we really needed to do something.
  • Yasmany swinging the bat as well as he is, we really needed to open up space for him.
  • You guys have heard me say it many times, [Trumbo] is a player I have no interest in moving. He's one of my favorite players.
  • Seattle repeatedly expressed interest in him. Sometimes you get to a point where the timing is right.
  • Tomas is going to play some right-field and some third-base. Maybe some left.
  • This will allow Pacheco to be our utility guy.
  • Not expecting Oscar Hernandez back until July.
  • Welington, even when we made the trade with Chicago, was not in the discussion when we traded with them.
  • Seattle in the hunt for another starting pitcher, asked if Nuno was available.
  • Leone will be with the major-league club.
  • Guerrero's upside is tremendous.
  • It came together in the past three days. The combination of our needs, both at the big league level and in the minors, it made sense.
Mark Trumbo

  • I knew it was a possibility, but it's a bit of a shock.
  • You hear things. You do your best to block it out, but if there's rumors of things happening, there's probably some truth to it.
  • Doesn't know what position he will be playing in Seattle.
  • I literally don't know anything, other than when I'll be flying.
  • I feel like we've had an absolute blast here, it's been a ton of fun.
  • I've tried to be the player that I am. Some teams find that attractive, some people might not. I just try to be me, and give a good effort, each and every day.

[Audio courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks]