Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here Comes Nolan...

I had an Oriole history post all ready to go and the Warehouse makes this announcement...

Nolan Reimold (he of the .394/.485/743 line in Norfolk) is coming to Baltimore. Dave Trembley commented that he didn't know what Reimold's role would be but up to this point the party line has been to put him in left and let him play. I expect that will be what happens.

The fact that they called up Reimold is bad news for fans in regards to Adam Jones and Luke Scott. It means that the club believes that one or both are heading for the DL.

The silver lining is that it gives Felix Pie still more time to put it together. Lost in all the negativity about Pie's start this season, he is hitting .417/.500/.750 for the month of May. If Jones' hamstring troubles linger, he'll get a long look in center and may prove to be a good 4th outfielder.

Montanez looks to get the bulk of the DH at bats if Scott goes on the DL.

Interesting times. Injuries on a team like Baltimore are sometimes a good thing when you have young players waiting in the wings.

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