Nolan Reimold RF BAL 1 month ago

Reimold's legal team filed a negligent practice claim against Johns Hopkins Hospital relating to his neck surgery and subsequent rehabilitation in 2012-2013, MASN Sports reports.

The important thing is that everything related to this lawsuit relates to Reimold coming back from the surgery too early in 2013 when he appeared in 40 games. Reimold's neck injury is a thing of the past and the lawsuit does not relate to his current health status. Reimold had a good spring training, but he is part of a crowded outfield situation in Baltimore and he has begun the season at Triple-A. Reimold is 4-for-16 with a double and four walks. He has an opt-out clause in his current contract for July 11. If Reimold performs and cannot force his way into Baltimore's outfield picture by that time, he could look for a job with another team.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 2 months ago

Reimold was assigned to minor league camp Saturday, CSN Baltimore reports.

Reimold's spring was particularly fruitful, as he batted .340 with two homers and nine RBIs across 24 Grapefruit League contests. However, with no options remaining, he would have to be subject to waivers, if he made the Opening Day roster and his spot eventually needed to be filled. As a result, expect Reimold to start the season at Triple-A Norfolk.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 2 months ago

Reimold is among Baltimore's leaders in plate appearances this spring because manager Buck Showalter wants to know if he can contribute this year, MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles have taken a hard look at Reimold, even with an already crowded outfield situation that includes five outfielders that are as established or more established than Reimold. Unless the team makes a trade, it still appears that Reimold will start the season at Triple-A, assuming he accepts the assignment as a non-roster invitee this spring. However, it is worth noting that David Lough and Travis Snider have done nothing special at the plate this spring. Reimold is 10-for-32 and slashing .313/.425/.438 and that does not include a home run and a double that were erased by a rainout Friday.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 2 months ago

Reimold went 2-for-4 with a home run in Monday's spring training game against the Phillies.

The non-roster invitee has played in nine spring training games, but Reimold is still a long shot to make Baltimore's roster. Reimold could be primed to begin the season at Triple-A if he accepts the assignment. Other teams were interested in minor league deals for Reimold during the offseason, so he might be able to find a better opportunity on another team.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 4 months ago

Reimold signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Neck and calf issues limited Reimold to a mere 29 games between Toronto and Arizona last season, but the the Orioles, who drafted Reimold in the second round in 2005, will welcome him back on a minor league deal. The 31-year-old owns a respectable .251/.324/.439 batting line for his career but will need to really produce this spring to have a chance at a reserve role, with Delmon Young seemingly already locked into a roster spot.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 4 months ago

Reimold reportedly has suitors for a minor league deal, but he may be holding out for a major league deal, according to MASN Sports.

Reimold was moved twice in 2014, from the Orioles to the Blue Jays, and then to Arizona. The Orioles are interested in a reunion, as he had been with the organization since being drafted in 2005. The Orioles are willing to ink a minor league deal, while Reimold is likely looking for the best path to playing time. Injuries are a concern, as Reimold has managed just 240 games between MLB and the minors since 2011.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 7 months ago

Reimold has elected free agency.

In 29 games between Toronto and Arizona this season, Reimold went 16-for-69 (.232 average) with three homers, 13 RBI and five runs scored. He'll be 31 on Sunday, but Reimold is a .251/.324/.439 career hitter at the major league level and should at least receive a spring training invite from another club.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 9 months ago

Reimold went 2-for-4 in his first game with the Diamondbacks, a 2-0 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Reimold was claimed off of waivers by the Diamondbacks on Thursday. He had a .212 average with two home runs in 52 at-bats with the Toronto Blue Jays this season. Although he won't be an every day starter, Reimold will give the Diamondbacks depth in the outfield.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 9 months ago

Reimold will start in left field and bat eighth in his Diamondbacks debut Saturday.

The Diamondbacks brought Reimold in on a waiver claim after the Blue Jays cut bait earlier in the week. While Reimold hit just .212/.283/.404 in 22 games with Toronto, he's a .250/.324/.437 career hitter at the major league level and comes with minimal risk, as the team could just non-tender him in the offseason. With A.J. Pollock (hand) expected to return Monday, Reimold will likely be deployed primarily off the bench over the final month.

Nolan Reimold RF BAL 9 months ago

Reimold was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

With Alfredo Marte holding down a regular gig in left field for the Diamondbacks despite a .209/.253/.360 batting line, Reimold could be thrust into a starting role immediately with his new club. Reimold's career has been sidetracked by injuries the past several season, but when healthy, he's shown some moderate pop in his bat in the past. The Diamondbacks will attempt to see if the 30-year-old can regain his form and become a useful piece for 2015.