Reimold, Snyder and Andino to be called up Wednesday
The Orioles will recall three position players from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday when rosters expand.
Outfielder Nolan Reimold, first baseman Brandon Snyder and middle infielder Robert Andino will be promoted in Wednesday’s first wave of call-ups.
At some point after Wednesday, the club is also expected to promote a few pitchers from the Tides: Right-hander Chris Tillman, who starts Wednesday night, is the most obvious candidate. There also likely will be at least one reliever promoted – with former Orioles Kam Mickolio and Dennis Sarfate as possibilities.
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said this weekend that the club likely would promote roughly 6 to 7 players this September. That could, he said, include a player or two from Double-A Bowie.
Reimold, 26, was the club’s starting left fielder before struggling mightily to start the season. He was sent to Norfolk, where he has hit .251 with 10 homers and 37 RBIs in his first 93 Triple-A games. He has turned it around recently, however, batting .326 in 27 August games.
Snyder, 23, will be making his major-league debut when he gets into a game with the Orioles. The Orioles first-round pick (13th overall) in 2005, Snyder hit .253 with eight homers and 41 RBIs in 97 games with the Tides.
Andino, 26, spent the entire season with the Orioles last year as the club’s utility infielder. But he was taken off the 40-man roster in March when the club acquired Julio Lugo. Andino has hit 13 hrs and drove in 76 RBIs in 131 games with Norfolk.
The club will have to make room on the 40-man roster for Andino. Snyder and Reimold are already on the 40-man.
The Orioles would not confirm specifics of the call-ups, but it is expected that left-handed pitching prospect Zach Britton would not be promoted this season, though that still could change.