The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5-million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement is contingent on Trumbo passing a physical.
Trumbo, 31, hit 47 home runs last year. He did not accept the Orioles' qualifying offer of a $17.2-million, one-year contract, wanting to test the market. Uncertain whether he would return, the Orioles acquired outfielder Seth Smith from Seattle earlier this month.
With Trumbo leading the way, the Orioles...
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds listen to the national anthem before the start of game 1 of NLDS on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park.