Reimold's neck keeps him out of lineup

Reimold's neck keeps him out of lineup

ANAHEIM -- Nolan Reimold was not in Saturday's starting lineup for the second time in three games as the Orioles' left fielder continues to be plagued by neck spasms. He is listed as day to day.

"It's just something you've got to get under control," manager Buck Showalter said of Reimold's injury, which he has dealt with in the past but never for this long. "We thought he was over it [on Friday]. He played well. But overnight, it stiffened back up again. I'm not medically knowledgeable enough to say it's going to be something that keeps occurring. It's a little bit better than it was when he first came in."

Reimold started Friday night and hit his fifth home run of the season, all of which have come in his last six games played. The 28-year-old woke up early to see a chiropractor in the area, and felt better after getting pregame treatment, but he said his neck progressively got worse as Friday's game went on and it locked back up overnight. He could barely move his head Saturday afternoon, and is bothered most trying to look down.

"We'll see how he is [on Sunday]," Showalter said when asked if he planned on giving Reimold extended time off. "We've got an off-day on Monday. See how he is [Sunday]. Just take it day to day."