D-backs, Trumbo feel slugger better fit for right field

D-backs, Trumbo feel slugger better fit for right field

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- D-backs GM Dave Stewart decided after last season that right field would be a better fit for Mark Trumbo than left, where he began the 2014 season.

Stewart said he talked with Trumbo's previous manager, Angels skipper Mike Scioscia.

"From what I understood from talking to Mike Scioscia, he's a much better right fielder than he is in left," Stewart said.

Trumbo said he feels more comfortable there as well.

"Just reads off the bat, what I feel more comfortable with," Trumbo said. "Being right-handed I've just found right field, especially with some of those balls coming in, it's much easier for me with that angle as opposed to the one in left."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.