He’s back you guys. And in some ways, it’s like he never even left.
MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko confirms that the Orioles have reached an agreement to bring back their 2005 second round draft pick, Nolan Reimold, to a minor league deal. The 31-year-old split time between Toronto and Arizona last season where he slashed .232/.282/.435 with three homers and 34 RBI in just 29 games.
Reimold burst on to the scene with the Orioles in 2009 when he slashed .279/.365/.466 with 15 homers and 45 RBI in 104 games, but injuries have limited him from playing more than 87 games in a single season since.
O’s VP of baseball operations Brady Anderson spoke with Kubatko about Reimold’s lengthy injury history:
[quote_box_center]”A guy like Nolan, obviously his injury history is well-documented, but it’s not a huge risk for our club. It’s not a risk at all,” Anderson said.
“I think people are aware of his upside. He’s a talented, physical guy. The main thing he does is he has power and patience and has shown the ability to get on base even when he’s struggling at the plate, which we value. I think it’s a good fit for him, obviously. Being realistic, there are outfielders ahead of him, several of them. He’s got to work his way back and he knows that. But we feel he’s worth it.[/quote_box_center]