The Orioles have officially churned through two full outfields worth of players in the 2015 season, not one of whom has managed to play well enough to stick around to the end of the season. Nolan Reimold was the latest roster casualty on Monday afternoon, designated for assignment amid a flurry of roster moves made to get the Orioles as fresh and healthy of a team as possible in time for the Royals series.
Other moves made on Monday afternoon had already been telegraphed the day before. The Orioles also placed J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list due to a groin issue, activated Steve Pearce from the DL with his oblique problem ostensibly cleared up, and recalled reliever Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk. Effectively replacing Reimold with Rondon on the roster will mean there's a short bench for the O's, at least unless they option Rondon for a position player before rosters expand.
Reimold has long been a favorite on Camden Chat and with me personally. It was exciting when the Orioles gave him another shot this year and exciting that he played well enough in Norfolk to earn a chance to play in the big leagues again. But he's taken that chance and batted .227/.306/.340 in 108 plate appearances over 39 games. He was plainly not the answer to the O's left field problem, which makes him the latest Orioles outfielder to be sent to the great DFA in the sky.
Best of luck to Nolan going forward, wherever he lands next.