If Mark Trumbo weren't so accommodating and willing to adapt, he might complain publicly about being jerked around a bit by the Angels, who have a funny way of showing their appreciation for the young slugger.

Trumbo replaced the injured Kendrys Morales and led the team with 29 home runs and 87 runs batted in as a rookie in 2011 but lost his first base job when the Angels signed Albert Pujols before 2012.

Bouncing between third base, first base, left field, right field and designated hitter last season, Trumbo made the All-Star team and, despite a lengthy second-half slump, finished with a .268 average, 32 home runs and 95 runs batted in.

When Torii Hunter left in November, General Manager Jerry Dipoto committed to an outfield of Mike Trout in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Trumbo in right.

Then the Angels signed right fielder Josh Hamilton in December, pushing Trumbo to a primary designated hitter role, another difficult transition for a 27-year-old used to playing defense.

But instead of resisting the move, Trumbo is rolling with it.

"There hasn't been a year with any kind of relative certainty of my position," said Trumbo, a first-round pick from Villa Park High in 2004, "so why start now?"