"It's something that I just want to resolve it if we can. It may not be in the nine days. And plus, after that I want to get him some at-bats and he'll tell us when he feels right."
Reimold worked hard to be a full-go this spring coming off season-ending neck surgery, and the hamstring injury has hampered him, particularly on the basepaths.
"There were times when, just walking, it would tug," Reimold said. "Going up stairs, I could feel it tugging pretty good. Then other times, it wasn't too bad. Playing, it would aggravate and tighten back up and be a real nuisance, I guess. And there were times I'd be on base, and that's why I was getting pinch-ran for at the end of the game.
"I don't consider myself a slow person, but if you've got to make that first to third or first to home, you have to be able to run and change direction. But I always went as hard as I could, to be honest. I always ran as hard as I could, but I had limitations."
Showalter said there have been several times Reimold has been hesitant to steal a base because of his hamstring, and he talked over the scenario with Reimold for the first time on Friday.
"I think he understands where we are and what we want to do," Showalter said. "I wouldn't say [he's] down, but obviously nobody wants to go on the DL. At the end of the day, he asked me what I want to do, and I said I'm going to do whatever you want me to do.
"The problem is I can't tell you whether this period will clear it up completely, but I'm frustrated for him ... [Sometimes because] of the cold weather, it would cramp up on him. It didn't really affect him hitting, but who knows?"
Reimold hit .188 in 31 games with four homers and nine RBIs, and he was 1-for-15 in his last four games.
"I had those days off where I hadn't played, and then when I did play, I wasn't exactly on base to aggravate it any more," Reimold said. "It doesn't feel too bad right now, so I'm hoping it will resolve quickly and I'll get back quick."