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Guerrero signing sets up Pie/Reimold battle

Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:00 pm
 

ReimoldWith the signing of Vladimir Guerrero to DH, Luke Scott has been pushed back to left field for Baltimore. That's set up a position battle between Felix Pie and Nolan Reimold for a backup outfield spot.

While Pie appears to have the lead on such a spot due to his ability to play center, Reimold isn't ruling out beating Pie out for a spot -- or joining the club as a fifth outfielder.

"I plan on making it a hard decision to send me down to Norfolk," he told MASN Sports. "I'm going to try to make the team and I want to be on the team."

Reimold opened last season as the starting left fielder after booting Felix Pie from that designation in 2009. However, Reimold, who impressed many in 411 plate appearances in 2009, mustered just three home runs in 131 plate appearances and a .207/.282/.328 line. He was sent down to the farm and learned first base and then spent the offseason working out with Brady Anderson. Now, Reimold feels ready to reclaim the luster he lost.

"I've been out here working out and doing things outside, sprinting a lot, and I'm a lot stronger than I was last year," Reimold said. "I'm in a lot better shape physically than I was last year. And I'm working on my swing, too. I've got a few little different things going on with that. I'm pretty confident it's going to work out well for me during the season."

 

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Guerrero signing sets up Pie/Reimold battle

I agree with the first response. Pie is the only one, of the two, who can play CF. Reimold screwed his chances up for 2011 with that awful showing in 2010. His only shot at earning big league playing time this season is if Derek Lee, Guerrero, or Scott gets injured, which isn't out of the question. Let him toil in AAA this season and if he can rebound there and improve his trade value, he'll get a shot to make a splash somewhere else!



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 6:00 am
 

Guerrero signing sets up Pie/Reimold battle

and then spent the offseason working out with Brady Anderson. Now, Reimold feels ready to reclaim the luster he lost.

If he takes what Brady took, it could be a blow-up year for Reimold if he doesn't get caught.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Guerrero signing sets up Pie/Reimold battle

Uh...not really. 

Pie makes the team because nobody else can backup CF. 

Reimold's only chance will be as the 4th bench player after Pie, Izturis, and Fox. 


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