Pie out for a few, Reimold progressing
Felix Pie has a sore left shoulder and probably won’t see
game action until early next week. Manager Dave Trembley said he talked to Pie Saturday
morning and that he would maybe play on Monday or Tuesday. Trembley said Pie’s soreness is more from
lifting weights than it is throwing or swinging a bat, and he will probably
work with hitting coach Terry Crowley a little bit back in Sarasota.
“That was another reason why I left him back too, today,”
Trembley said of Crowley.
The first reason? Nolan Reimold.
Reimold was slated to get a few at-bats at designated hitter
in the Orioles “B” squad game at Ed Smith Stadium, and Trembley also wanted him
to get in a session with Crowley.
Trembley said Reimold isn’t doing anything wrong at the
plate, he’s just needs to get in some extra work to help catch up.
Reimold went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the DH in
Wednesday’s loss, but according to Trembley, is progressively running better. He
has been wearing orthotics in his shoes to help alleviate some of the expected
soreness from the season-ending surgery he had on his left Achilles tendon in
“He hasn’t had as many at-bats as everybody else, we’ve been
guarded with him because of the heel,” Trembley said of Reimold. “He’s had some
soreness. He ran better [Wednesday.]“
“We have a lot of
time to catch him up but I’m not to the point yet where I’m going to start
pushing him. Not going to do that. But it’s nothing that he’s doing that’s wrong
or that I don’t like, I just think he needs some more time. He could benefit
from the time with Crow.”
Projected to be the O’s starting left fielder — as part of
a platoon with Pie — Reimold arrived at camp with no restrictions, but has
been on a slightly less aggressive Spring Training plan. He’s
He’s appeared in just three games -going 0-for-7 – and made
his first start in left field on Tuesday. Trembley said Reimold is scheduled to start in
left field again on Monday in Fort Myers.