The Orioles made their first splash of the offseason Tuesday night, acquiring power-hitting first baseman Mark Trumbo in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, according to an industry source.
The deal, which will send catcher Steve Clevenger -- a Baltimore native -- to the Mariners is pending physicals. The Orioles are expected to receive a second player in the trade, according to sources.
Netting Trumbo, who averages 31 homers and 96 RBIs per 162 games for his career, not only gives the Orioles a middle-of-the-order power bat, but also adds insurance if the team is unable to retain first baseman Chris Davis.
Re-signing Davis still remains among the...