The Orioles telegraphed the addition of Nolan Reimold on Monday, although they waited until after batting practice before Tuesday's game to make the corresponding roster move. To make room for Reimold, they ended up optioning left-handed reliever Cesar Cabral back down to Triple-A.
Originally a second round pick of the O's in 2005, Reimold's initial tenure with the Orioles came to an end last year when, after he was activated from the disabled list following an injury, the O's decided to designate him for assignment instead. There wasn't space to be made for him last season.
This season, with none of the Orioles' candidates for corner outfield living up to expectations, it's worth it for the team to give him another shot for as long as his health holds - which will hopefully be quite a while. Long-time Camden Chat readers are well aware that Reimold has long been a personal favorite of this blog and it is great that he gets another chance here, where he got his start.
Reimold ended up spending a little time in both Toronto and Arizona last season. The Oriole brought him in this season on a minor league contract and here in early June, it's paid off for him. Hopefully it will pay off for the team as well.
Cabral appeared in two games for the Orioles while he was up, totaling an inning pitched without allowing any runs. The Orioles being the Orioles, this is probably not the last that we have seen of him, especially now that he is on the 40-man roster.
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