Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Nolan Reimold, 2010 Topps 206 #168
That was the first - and last - time that Nolan Reimold played 100 games in a major league season. In the blink of an eye, he's gone from a 25-year-old rookie leading his team in on-base percentage and runner-up in slugging to an injury-prone 31-year-old who has changed organizations three times in seven months. This is the baggage that Reimold brings back to the Orioles, who agreed to a minor-league deal with the outfielder that comes with an invitation to spring training and an opt-out clause. The O's spent at least four spring camps hopefully penciling him in as a starting left fielder, but yesterday Brady Anderson flat-out said that there are "several" players ahead of Nolan on the outfield depth chart. It's probably not realistic to expect him to contribute to the Orioles in 2015. Then again, it wasn't realistic to expect Steve Pearce to bang out a .930 OPS last year, either. You never know which Duquette/Showalter bargain signings are going to break out.