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Orioles acquire RHP Preston Guilmet from Indians, transfer Nolan Reimold to 60-day DL

NEW YORK-- The Orioles made a minor trade on Monday afternoon, acquiring right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet from the Cleveland Indians for minor league outfielder Torsten Boss. In the corresponding 40-man move to create space for Guilmet, the team transferred outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 60-day disabled list.

Reimold opened the season on the 15-day DL because he struggled moving his neck looking up for balls while playing the outfield this spring training. The plan was for Reimold — who is coming off corrective neck surgery — to play in extended spring training games in Sarasota to get better accustomed to playing the outfield.

But Showalter said Monday that Reimold is no longer doing baseball activities.

“He's not doing any baseball activity,” Showalter said. “He's getting treatment and working out. That's what I've been told.”

Showalter added that the club has determined that late May is now a more likely return date for Reimold. He will be eligible to be activated on May 25.

“Brady [Anderson, of the front office] talked to him today and I think they all agreed that this was a good idea to kind of step back,” Showalter said. “You count the rehab that he'd go out on and extended spring where he can do games down there. I think this is, considering all the game he's missed, we look forward to getting Nolan back at the end of May.”

Guilmet, 26, a ninth-round pick of the Indians in 2009 out of Arizona, was designated for assignment by Cleveland on March 30.

Pitching for Triple-A Columbus last season, Guilmet was 5-4 with a 1.68 ERA and 20 saves over 64 1/3 relief innings. Over the past three seasons, he compiled 79 saves at three different minor league levels.

Guilmet will report to Triple-A Norfolk, but Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he believes he can contribute at the major league level this year.

“Preston Guilmet has command of [his] fastball, slider and split-finger fastball, which he mixes to get hitters out,” Duquette said in a text message.

Guimet made four major league appearances last season with Cleveland, allowing six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings for a 10.13 ERA. This spring, he pitched to a 4.15 ERA, allowing two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Boss, the Orioles' eighth-round pick in 2012 out of Michigan State, hit .238/.333/.690 last season with seven homers and 45 RBIs at Single-A Delmarva.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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