By Dan Connolly
9:45 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
Left fielder Nolan Reimold was out of the lineup Saturday due to reoccurring neck spasms, which cost him a game Thursday as well.
Reimold had three hits Friday against the Angels, including a two-run homer, but said he started feeling the spasms return as the game progressed.
“It got steadily worse throughout the game and just flared up after the game pretty bad once I started cooling down,” said Reimold, who has five homers and nine RBIs on the road trip. “When I woke up (Saturday) it was really there.”
Reimold saw a chiropractor for a second consecutive day and also received treatment from the team’s athletic trainers. He was having trouble moving his head up and down a few hours before the game. He’s had neck spasms before, but they haven’t lasted this long.
“I had it once last year like this, but I did treatment on it and it calmed down pretty quick,” he said. “This one, I just calmed it down enough to play (Friday) and then after the game it flared back up pretty bad.”
He said he is considered day-to-day but it wouldn’t be surprising if Reimold rests Sunday and Monday’s off day before he is re-evaluated Tuesday.
Around the horn
With starter Jake Arrieta’s throwing error in the first on Saturday, the Orioles have made at least one error in 11 of their last 12 games. They are 3-0 when they don’t make an error. … Heading into Saturday night, the Orioles have allowed 25 runs in the sixth inning this year, the most for any team in any inning in 2012. Four clubs have allowed 19 runs in a specific inning. The next closest for the Orioles is eight runs in the first inning. … Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley (kidney stones) is expected to re-join the club Tuesday. … Batting practice pitcher Rudy Arias was inducted into the Miami Senior High School Hall of Fame on Saturday night. He was with the Orioles, so his wife Hilda accepted the award. … The Orioles gathered around the clubhouse TV on Saturday afternoon to watch the completion of Phillip Humber’s perfect game for the Chicago White Sox.
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