Left fielder Nolan Reimold, who remains on the disabled list with a neck injury, said Tuesday that he still is experiencing tingling in his thumb and forearm and weakness in his left shoulder several days after undergoing an epidural injection.
"It's frustrating,'' he said. "I don't know if I'll have a little improvement every day or wake up one day and have it be gone."
So far, there hasn't been enough improvement to speculate about when he will be able to start a rehab program. Technically, he becomes eligible to come off the 15-day DL on Wednesday, but it's starting to look like he won't be back before June.
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He already has undergone a round of steroid therapy and a schedule of anti-inflammatory medication. The epidural injection could be the first of three shots, depending on the effectiveness of each one. Reimold said he did not know when and if he would have a second one.
Here's tonight's Orioles lineup:
Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit 1B
Bill Hall DH
Steve Tolleson 3B
Xavier Avery LF
Wei-Yin Chen LHP