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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Orioles' Reimold heading to minors

Looks like the Orioles are demoting Nolan Reimold, with Corey Patterson taking his roster spot. The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly:

I'm not sure what hurts more: an Achilles injury, or losing your roster spot to Corey Patterson.

Was that wrong? Should I not have written that? In Patterson's last 43 Triple-A games (29 last year, 14 this year), he's hitting .343 with 13 walks (that's a lot, for him). Sure, he's 30. But some guys don't figure things out until they're 30. Or ever.

Reimold's pretty obviously not right, physically. The lousy fielding ... well, he's never been much of a fielder. He's always hit, though. And I have to assume a connection between last season's injury and this season's lousy hitting. This is probably just a blip. He'll hit again, and eventually he'll play one of his natural positions (first base, DH).

Meanwhile, let's enjoy Corey Patterson while we can.