Orioles agree with Reimold on one-year contract

Orioles agree with Reimold on one-year contract
December 2, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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The Orioles have agreed on a one-year contract with oft-injured outfielder Nolan Reimold. Reimold, who has been limited to 56 games the last two years, signed for a reported $1.025 million plus incentives.

Reimold has had two neck surgeries since June 2012, and there had been speculation that the team might non-tender him, but the Orioles have avoided arbitration with him for the second straight season.

After playing in just 16 games in 2012, Reimold was given a raise from $490,500 to $1 million. The Orioles admire Reimold’s determination to come back from his injuries, and with Nate McLouth a free agent, they don’t have another left fielder.

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In 2013, Reimold batted .195 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in 40 games. He underwent his second surgery in July.

The news of Reimold’s re-signing was first reported by The Baltimore Sun.