Reimold and Pie to share left for now
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wouldn’t reveal his specific plans for left field now that Scott will be on the DL, but the benefactors will be right-handed hitting Nolan Reimold and lefty-swinging Felix Pie.
“I wouldn’t commit to something straight [platoonwise],” Showalter said. “Let’s just see how it goes. We got a string here where we got left-right-left-right-left-right. I will try to get
them both some at-bats.”
Reimold, who was hitting .255 in 23 games heading into Tuesday, had been limited to the lesser half of a lefty-righty platoon, playing mainly against left-handed pitchers while Pie’s playing time was severely limited with Scott healthy. Heading into Tuesday, Pie had batted .239 in 63 games and had just 35 at-bats in June.
Reimold started Monday and Tuesday, and Pie was expected to start Wednesday against right-hander Alexi Ogando.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Pie plays [Wednesday]," Showalter said. "But you know if Nolan gets it going, I might ride with him, so I’m going to let him get some consistent at-bats too.”