Reimold will need rehab assignment
Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold –who is on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk — will have to go on a rehab assignment before rejoining the team.
“Without a doubt,” manager Buck Showalter said Sunday when asked if Reimold would have to spend time at one of the team’s affiliates. “I’m hoping by the end of the DL period, somewhere around the 14th, he can get some at-bats. It’s been a while.”
Reimold hasn’t played in a game since Monday — traveling back to Baltimore the following morning after reporting fingertip tingling — and he was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his cervical spine, an injury which had slowed him with neck spasms the previous two weeks. Showalter said he exchanged texts with Reimold on Friday, and got a report Saturday that the 28-year-old’s is improving.
“He was feeling better,” Showalter said of Reimold, who was given a Medrol Dosepak to help calm down the inflammation. “The tingling has diminished, but hasn’t gone away yet.”
Reimold, who has hit .313 with five homers and 10 RBIs in 16 games, would be eligible to be activated on May 16.