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Reimold optimistic he'll avoid DL stint

Reimold optimistic he'll avoid DL stint

BOSTON -- Nolan Reimold's right hamstring was doing better on Monday, and the outfielder remains optimistic he will be able to avoid the disabled list.

"It's not damaged or anything," Reimold, who left Sunday's game with tightness in the area, said of the injury. "It's just tight and we have to loosen it up, keep it loose and be aware of it."

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"I told [manager Buck Showalter] I will be available if he needs me."

Reimold wasn't in the starting lineup but was listed as an available reserve. The Orioles have infielder Yamaico Navarro in Boston if they do need to make a move to bolster a bench that is already playing short with an extra pitcher on the roster.

"He feels better today," Showalter said of Reimold. "[Head athletic trainer Richie Bancells] thinks it's more of just a tightness there. He had a little bit of it in the spring and it went away. Hopefully, with the off-day tomorrow, we'll be able to keep him off the disabled list. But if I had to, I'd use him today."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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