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May 12, 2010

Reimold to be demoted to Triple-A Norfolk

Although it won't be official for another hour or so, the Orioles have decided to send struggling outfielder Nolan Reimold to Triple-A Norfolk.

Both Reimold and fellow outfielder Lou Montanez were candidates to be demoted to make room for outfielder Corey Patterson's arrival from Norfolk. Patterson is expected at Camden Yards tonight and in uniform as the Orioles take on the Seattle Mariners.

Reimold has batted just .205 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 29 games with the Orioles this season, but his struggles extended beyond the plate. On Tuesday, he misplayed two singles in left field, getting a late break on one and bobbling another.

After the game, Orioles manager Dave Trembley said he thought Reimold was struggling with his confidence.

Reimold was a candidate for the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year before injuring his left Achilles and not playing after mid-September. He hit .279 with 15 homers in 2009. The Achilles hampered him this spring after offseason surgery.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 2:42 PM | | Comments (10)



Here he comes to save the day! MightyCorey.

The right move to make, let Lou rot on the bench so the valuable guy can get straightened out in AAA.

Now if we can just get some qualified coaches, we might be on our way.

Hate to see it, but he needs this move. I've always like 85% of Corey Patterson as a player. Let's see if this go around he can fill in the 15%, but if not, here's to Reimold figuring it out under less pressure. Achilles really aren't a simple injury to just bounce back from, and perhaps, he's just trying to hard.

Right move. Reimold is more valuable long-term piece than Montanez. It makes more sense to have Nolan go to Norfolk, get straightened out and earn his way back up.

Dan, Can they just move Lebron to the 60-day to make room for Patterson?

Right b/c Montanez is contributing so much. This is another mistake by an org who continues to fumble. So I guess Corey Patterson is now our starting LF ? Hilarious

Good. Now send the so called gold glove all star with him. You know the no strike zone, bubble blowing wanna be Paul Blair(NOT IN HIS WILDEST DREAMS) And put him in left. His athleticism is made to order for the short porch left field. Pie is superior CF.
Jones is close to being biggest bust ever.

I've been screaming for this move since a week into the season. 10 days and he'll have it back together.

And then Jones...

Oh, by the way, the Mariners are 4-0 against the O's and they FIRED their hitting coach last Sunday.

Glad someone knows how to pull the trigger.

Ever thought Reimold's "confidence" might be shaken because of how Trembley/McPhail completely mishandled him both in playing time and keeping him informed - you know, finding out through the Media. The worst way any manager should handle personnel decisions.

McPhail completely blew this off season. This is his line-up, except for Markakis (the only veteran who is consistently performed) and guess who - Reimold. So, let Montanez rot on the bench - he won't see any thing, while Patterson will soon show why he has been a dismal failure everywhere he has been. Good choice.

Maybe Reimold showed "a confidence issue" since he has been jerked around by the Orioles even in MiLs.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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