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.