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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Orioles Injury Update: Decision coming on Nolan Reimold

By on 7/01/2014 07:15:00 PM

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has completed his 20-game rehab assignment and has been recalled to the Orioles.  According to the Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, the Orioles have a “couple days” the next steps for Reimold’s career with the organization.  

The Orioles have to either “reinstate him on (the) active roster or do something else with his contract” according to Duquette.  The team would like to find a way to keep him, but they may not be able to find a roster spot that would give him any on-field time. 

The 30-year-old Reimold has been plagued with injuries the past few years.  He suffered a bulging disk in his neck in 2012 which required two surgeries, including surgery in July 2013 to correct complications from the first surgery.  The neck injury has limited his playing time to only 56 Major League games since the start of the 2012 season.  In his five seasons with the Orioles he has hit .252 with 41 home runs and 126 RBIs, according to Alejandro Zuniga of the Baltimore Sun.  In his rehab at Double-A Bowie he hit .315 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 54 at-bats.

UPDATE: MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reported this evening that Reimold has been designated for assignment.  The Orioles now have 10 days to trade, release or waive Reimold; if Reimold passes through waivers, he would have to accept an assignment at the Orioles Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, VA.

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