"It's been a challenge," Showalter said of using Reimold, who last started on June 15 and has just five at-bats since. "We keep hoping that Luke [Scott] can get it going. We went through a period where there were a lot of left-handed pitchers, so it was pretty easy. We are going through a period now where it is just the opposite. It's something that, on my list of things that kind of bug me, that's one of them."
Reimold entered Tuesday hitting .261 with three homers and eight RBIs in 20 games, and though his playing time has been limited, it's not a case where the organization feels he would be better served playing every day in Triple-A, which was the case with infielder Ryan Adams.
"I like having Nolan on my team and the contributions he can make," Showalter said. "He had a couple, I thought, good at-bats in the National League games. He gives us some good options, because we are going back into that mode shortly [with the weekend series in Atlanta]."