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May gives Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo hope for a turnaround after slow start

May gives Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo hope for a turnaround after slow start

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo said he feels like he’s back on the right track following an early season swoon that saw him grow more frustrated by the day. But the indicators of progress might not be the same to the outside world as they are to him.

He entered May batting .202 with a .548 OPS, and even with a pair of hitless games to close out the recent homestand, he’s up to .266 with a .717 OPS, bringing most of his production up near at least league-average. His OPS+, which adjusts for a variety of variables and has 100 as league-average, is 97. His wRC+ (weighted runs created plus) is on the same scale, and it’s 94.

Trumbo stopped short of saying it’s the type of...

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