Arizona Diamondbacks welcome new slugger Mark Trumbo

Pop. Bang.  Boom. Bash. The only thing missing are the on-screen graphics that famously accompanied the classic Batman TV series. 

You hear that sharp crack of the bat – over and over – and you can't help but look towards the D-backs batting cage at Salt River Fields. 

NL MVP runner-up Paul Goldschmidt, right? No. Like everyone else at Diamondbacks Spring Training, Goldy is on the outside of the batting cage looking in – watching and listening. 

Yes, there's a new slugger in town – Mark Trumbo. 

"I'd like to be a guy who drives in runs and hits a few home runs," said Trumbo, coming off a 34 homer, 100 rbi season with the Angels. "And hopefully plays pretty good defense."

Even though Trumbo speaks softly, you can't miss him because he carries a big stick that does his talking for him. 

"I felt good," Trumbo said after working out Tuesday, the day before the Diamondbacks first full squad workout. "I started earlier this year than I have before. I wanted to iron out some things that I felt like I could improve upon."

Most likely, Trumbo is referring to his .234 batting average last season, along with his 184 strikeouts. If Trumbo wants to provide protection behind Goldschmidt in the D-backs lineup, pitchers must fear his ability to consistently put the ball in play. Because, there's no doubt they fear his penchant to put the ball over the fence.  

After his offseason trade from the Angels, Trumbo is the new kid in the Sedona Red clubhouse. 

"Any time you have to go somewhere new and transition there's going to be some growing pains. But it's been relatively easy," Trumbo said. "It's been great so far."

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