Nolan Reimold - Orioles OF

I was wrong. I didn’t think there was a chance in the world that Nolan Reimold would be back in Baltimore. Not only is he returning, but he’s making more money than he did in 2013. Good for him.

Reimold agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Orioles according to’s Roch Kubatko. His deal includes another $175,000 in incentives based on plate appearances or at-bats.

After playing just 40 games in 2013 and a combined 182 over the previous four seasons, the O’s showed “good faith” and gave Reimold a guaranteed contract according to the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly. The Orioles “have stood behind Reimold” through his injuries, Connolly tweets. They have seen how good he can be if he stays healthy.

I don’t get it.

39, 87, 16 and 40. Those are the amount of games Reimold has played in over the last four seasons. Sure, it’s only slightly over a million dollars, but we’ve heard how tight the Orioles finances are all offseason. Why take the risk with a player who’s never proven he can stay healthy?