Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 1 day ago

Reimold was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, and a three-run home run in Baltimore's win over the White Sox on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's only getting spot duty in the Orioles' crowded outfield, but he now has three long ones and five RBI to go with an impressive .355 average. He's making a strong case for regular playing time, and does offer some pop if he can continue this run and play his way into everyday at bats.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 3 days ago

Reimold is batting eighth and starting in left field Wednesday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since Adam Jones' return, Reimold has found at-bats increasingly difficult to come upon. However, he'll draw into the lineup over Pedro Alvarez on Wednesday. Reimold's hitting .318 on the season with five of his seven hits going for extra bases (three doubles and two home runs).

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Reimold is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the Orioles facing a right-handed arm in Jake Odorizzi for the final game of the series with the Rays, coach Buck Showalter will send Reimold to the bench for the first time in three games in favor of Hyun Soo Kim. Once Adam Jones (ribs) is cleared to rejoin the lineup, Reimold will likely settle into a fourth outfielder role, as Joey Rickard is expected to take over as the club's primary left fielder.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Reimold is starting in left field Thursday against the Twins and will bat second in the order.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Adam Jones sitting out Thursday, Joey Rickard will take over in center field and Reimold will get his first start of the season in left. At the dish, Reimold will be facing Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes, who he has gone 1-for-5 with two walks against in his career. Moving forward, Reimold will likely only get into the lineup on days where a regular outfielder is scratched or when the Orioles face a pitcher he has had success against in the past.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month ago

Reimold went 2-for-3 with a home run and a steal in Monday's Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox, but manager Buck Showalter alluded to the possibility that Reimold will not be viewed as a starter, MASN Sports reports. "For me, there's not a bunch of ties right now where one little thing is going to sway it," Showalter said. "If that's the case, you're not a good evaluator."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reimold has had a good spring, slashing .280/.357/.500 with three home runs and three steals. The Orioles have a lot going on in left field. Hyun-soo Kim has underwhelmed this spring and there are rumors he may return to South Korea. Joey Rickard, a Rule 5 Draft choice is virtually guaranteed to make the team, but it had been assumed he would serve in a reserve role. The Orioles also continue to monitor the wires and may explore a trade, either of which could affect Reimold's role.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month ago

Reimold is expected to make the Opening Day roster and serve as an option off the bench, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reimold should back up the corner outfield positions. His performance this spring has been uninspiring, as he is 6-for-34 with two doubles. Reimold is out of options, so he would be exposed to waivers before he could accept a minor league assignment.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Reimold's chances of making Baltimore's roster dipped after the Orioles signed Pedro Alvarez Monday, but he can play the corner outfield positions and he could make the roster as the fourth or fifth outfielder, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the Alvarez signing, the Orioles seem set to start Mark Trumbo in the outfield. The problem for Reimold is that he does not play center field and cannot back up Adam Jones at the position. The Orioles also have Joey Rickard vying for a roster spot and he can play the position. This means Reimold should be down to the final roster spot.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Reimold was in Tuesday's lineup as the DH and the Orioles appear to be easing him into playing right field to take it easy on his shoulder, MASN Sports reports. "With the shoulder (Reimold) had last year, we're taking it real slow with him, but I want him to get his at-bats," manager Buck Showalter said.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Keep in mind the Orioles want to get a look at Mark Trumbo in right field, so it is not necessarily a surprise to see Reimold not playing in the field. However, the Orioles did not publicize an issue with Reimold's shoulder last year. Reimold remains a solid candidate for a roster spot if the club does not sign or trade for a right fielder, but it is too early to guess on how much playing time Reimold might receive if he makes the roster.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Reimold is in the mix to compete for the right field job this spring, MASN Sports reports. "He's a very capable player if he's healthy and you can tell he feels good about himself physically for the first time in a while," manager Buck Showalter said.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reimold was healthy all of 2015, as he shuttled back and forth between the Orioles and Triple-A. However, he was designated for assignment as late in the season as August, so the Orioles may not be as tied to the 32-year-old Reimold as they might make it seem. Reimold has hit just .226 in 367 at-bats since 2013 at the MLB level.

Nolan Reimold LF/RF/DH BAL 5 months ago

Reimold signed a one-year contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

If the season were to start Thursday, Reimold may open the year as the team's starting left fielder, but it's still relatively early in the offseason. The 32-year-old is probably best suited for a utility role, having hit .247 with a .394 slugging percentage in 61 games for the Orioles last season. He's also had a hard time staying on the field throughout his career due to various injuries.