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Nolan Reimold is still having neck problems, will open 2014 season on the 15-day disabled list

Mar 26, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT

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The report from’s Brittany Ghiroli

Nolan Reimold was a scratch from Wednesday night’s starting lineup and he will start the season on the disabled list since he’s unable to play the outfield.

Reimold can swing a bat without issue, but the movement required of a major league outfielder remains out of his comfort zone. The former second-round pick has undergone two season-ending neck surgeries in the last two years and is still clearly bothered by whatever those procedures aimed to fix.

Reimold, 30, is a .252/.327/.439 career hitter in 1,056 major league plate appearances.

The Orioles aren’t guessing on a potential activation date. It could be a while.

  1. husky2score - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Reimold on the DL? Who woulda thought

  2. theeperspective - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for the guy. As frustrating as it is for us O’s fans it’s gotta be exponentially more difficult for him. Both mentally and physically tolling. I don’t think he’d be an All Star (never know), but I think he could/would’ve been a good starting left fielder. I remember 2 seasons ago he started the year on fire! Then he got hurt, and basically here we are now 2 years later… Bummer.

  3. lazlosother - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Well, that sucks.

  4. tsuscrumhalf - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Love the O’s & Nolan is a great dude. Tons of potential. But, can’t stay healthy. I wish him well but fear that he’s done.

  5. Eutaw's Finest - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    I think a general consensus amongst us O’s fans is that Reimold will never be healthy enough to play again… But we fear that if he were released from the team he’ll go join another AL East team, suddenly get healthy, and fulfill that untapped potential.

  6. burndownhottopic - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Snake bitten.

  7. braven4evr - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    This situation had become Brian Roberts 2.0. This gut just can’t get and stay healthy.

  8. stackzondeck - Mar 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Reinhold is a good guy, just can’t stay healthy for a full season.

  9. mmeyer3387 - Mar 27, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Clearly, Reimold is a guy with a lot of upside that has worked and dreamed as much as anybody that has played ball. He has done just about everything imaginable to succeed in the pros. Sadly, he has never been able to stay healthy for a full season. Furthermore, everyone seems to think this may be his last chance and the odds stacked against him. Yet, he won’t even get to start the season healthy. Nolan, I truly wish you a season of good health to where you get to prove us all wrong.

  10. primantibrothersgavemefoodpoisoning - Mar 27, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Nolan Reimold is to the Disabled List as Nolan Reimold are to the Disabled List.

  11. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    I wasn’t expecting any different. It sucks (For him more so I’m sure) because he has such incredible talent and potential (Which is why the team has stuck with him this long) but he simply cannot stay healthy. He at one point had the potential to be an all-star, but that was many years and many surgeries ago. Hate to say it, but it may be time for the team to part ways at the end of the season. And if he really can’t stay healthy, it may be time for him to hang it up. Injuries to the neck area are never ones you want to mess around with.

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