The Toronto Blue Jays have activated outfielder Nolan Reimold was activated from the 15 day disabled list, and he will be in uniform today for their game at Yankee Stadium this afternoon.
Reimold was claimed off of waivers from the Orioles on July 6th, and went 4-12 in his four games with the Blue Jays before straining his calf.
The 30 year old Reimold was a second round pick of the Orioles in 2005, and played the first five years of his career in Baltimore. He has only played homre than forty games once since his rookie year in 2009 due to injuries and/or ineffectiveness. The Orioles got tired of waiting around.
He has shown some signs of life at times during his career. He hit .279 with 15 homers as a rookie. In 2011, he hit 13 homers, but his average dipped. In his five years in Baltimore, Reimold hit .253 with 41 homers and 129 RBI in 948 at bats.
Reimold has only played in sixty games since the end of the 2011 season, including the four he appeared in with the Blue Jays this year.
It’s a little late in his career to expect him to make a big impact with the Jays, but with Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Brett Lawrie still out, he will get chances to prove he belongs in the major leagues.
As a corresponding move, the Blue Jays designated pitcher Esmil Rogers for assignment. This is the second time this season that the Blue Jays have DFA’ed Rogers.
He will likely end up back at AAA, and once again off of the 40 man roster.