If the MLB season had a zombie apocalypse AU, I can guarantee you that Nolan Reimold would be one of the first to die.
Reimold, who was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with nerve inflammation in the cervical spine, will be transferred to the 60-day DL the next time the team needs a 40-man-roster spot. The news is the latest in a rough two-year stretch for Reimold, who has played in just 56 games since the start of the 2012, despite rehabbing aggressively to be a full-go from Day 1 of this year’s Spring Training.
To be fair, I understand how he must feel since, as has been noted many times before, my favorite baseball player is a Mr. Jed Lowrie. It’s rough when you’re a very good ballplayer and chronic injuries are keeping you from playing the game you love, and it’s extremely frustrating to be shelved until you’re healthy whilst prospects pass you by.
(Speaking of prospects, Henry Urrutia is slated to make his first start today, so stay tuned on that one.)
In the meantime, we can wish Nolan a speedy recovery, because zombies are pretty dangerous and he needs to be able to outrun them, which is awfully difficult if your spine is inflamed. Until he gets better, he’ll have to contact Luke Scott and borrow a machine gun to keep them at bay from his hospital bed.