Color me surprised, but oft injured outfielder Nolan Reimold lasted all of four games with the Toronto Blue Jays before falling into old habits. More appropriately, the outfielder pulled up with strained left calf on Friday night and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with the injury on Saturday morning, according to Barry Davis of Sportsnet.
Reimold has confirmed to me he is going on DL. Says it’s not too serious but #bluejays needed to make move to add a player for weekend.
— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) July 12, 2014
The 30-year-old Reimold was claimed off waivers on July 6th, after the Baltimore Orioles decided that he wasn’t worth the risk of removing someone else from their 40-man roster. The right-handed hitter had looked pretty good for the Blue Jays when he collected 4 hits (3 doubles) in his first 14 plate appearances. However, like a dark cloud that seems to follow this team, Reimold got bit by the injury bug once again and will now miss the next several weeks.
A six-year veteran, Reimold owns a slash line of .253/.328/.441 over his career. Unfortunately, he’s had to deal with a plethora of injuries, including an achilles tear and multiple issues with a herniated disk in his neck.
To fill his spot on the roster, the Blue Jays have once again recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo. Gose has a standing travel arrangement between Toronto and Buffalo, as the outfielder has been recalled now four times on the season. However, his results between both level are similar, and equally unspectacular. He is slashing .229/.333/.284 as a member of the Blue Jays, while as a Bison he is a producing a line of .233/.303/.616.
Unfortunately, the recalls of Dan Johnson and Anthony Gose do nothing for the Blue Jays in terms of solving their need for a right-handed bat. It will be interesting if the rash of recent injuries spur the Jays to make a move for a bat more quickly or if it changes their trade deadline attack plan altogether.