Reimold claimed by Toronto
Nolan Reimold has been cleared off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Sunday afternoon.
The news, first tweeted by Reimold’s relative, isn’t a shock given the Blue Jays recent injury with Edwin Encarnacion and Reimold’s power potential. The 30-year-old outfielder, who has been limited to 56 Major League games since the beginning of the 2012 season, has shown flashes of his potential but has been hampered by two consecutive season-ending neck procedures from an injury that originally occurred diving into the stands to make a catch.
As the claiming club, Toronto t must pick up what remains of Reimold’s $1.025 million salary for this season, which is roughly $500,000. Reimold was reinstated from the disabled list last week and the club tried to find a trade partner for him before placing him on waivers. Reimold hit 344/.439/.594 with two homers and seven RBIs in 17 games with Double-A Bowie, but had no spot on the O’s roster given right-handed hitters Delmon Young, Steve Pearce and Nelson Cruz sharing designated hitter and outfield duties.