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Orioles designate Nolan Reimold for assignment

Jul 1, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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Not so long ago Nolan Reimold was a top prospect who turned in an impressive rookie campaign with Baltimore, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and now the Orioles have designated him for assignment.

Reimold’s career .766 OPS is above average, but he hit .195 in a part-time role last season and the Orioles didn’t feel like they could carry him on the 25-man roster now that his minor-league rehab timetable has expired.

He could be a fit for another team as a platoon outfielder or bench bat, but the days of thinking Reimold can be a building block player are obviously long gone.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Such a shame. Always really liked him. He just couldn’t catch a break. Hope he finds a way to keep his career alive.

  2. mikedi33 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    He could start for the Phillies.

    • jerze2387 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      You could start for the Phillies

  3. phillphan - Jul 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    He must be bad. Orioles have 3 everyday starters hitting below .210 and still got released. They even chose Delmon Young over him, that says it all!

    • ravens2014 - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      uh the oriles outfield consists of jones, markakis, and cruz/pearce. probably one of the best in baseball. and young is batting .327 on the year…

    • booby120 - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      Yea might as well just throw him in at 2nd base even though he’s an outfielder right?? And who are the three EVERYDAY starters hitting below .210? I’d love to know.

  4. tuberippin - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    That neck (spinal fusion?) surgery really derailed his breakout. Unfortunate to say the least.

    • randomdigits - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      Two of them. He had to get it redone.

  5. dowhatifeellike - Jul 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    He’ll catch on somewhere. I think he’s a better overall player than Lough, but Lough fits the bench player role better (LH bat, speed, defense)

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