“We want him to play left field to be active when the season starts,” Showalter said.
“Nolan’s a good outfielder, and we want him to back to bringing that skill to us.”
Reimold, who came out of Friday’s game after two innings with a sore shoulder, threw for the first time since then and is scheduled to play in left on Sunday.
He’s confident he’ll be ready for Apr. 2 when the season opens.
“What do we still got, four weeks? I think I’ll be all right. I’m not really concerned about not being able to play the field. I’ve made a lot of progress and I’ll be able to play the field for sure,” Reimold said.
“I’ll be able to play the field again. I just, got to take care of my arm, work that issue out and get back out there.”
Showalter doesn’t want a player who can only be a designated hitter. It’s fine for Reimold to be limited to being the DH for now.
“So you are saying, if he says that I can DH, that it doesn’t bother me at all, which is the case now, but I can’t throw or play defense, would we take him? Probably not. “