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Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo works to prove he can field

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo works to prove he can field

Even as one of the hotter Orioles hitters this spring, Mark Trumbo and the power bat that has carried him through his major league career haven't been much of a topic of conversation, at least not with him.

Everyone seems to want to talk to Trumbo about his defense, and whether the right field position that seems to be earmarked for him in this power-packed Orioles lineup is one he can handle. And Trumbo seems to know why: "Because people think I'm well below average out there, and a liability. So …

"I get it," Trumbo said. "It's the perception, and I don't know. I know some of the advanced metrics probably don't shake out that well, either. I can't...

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