Nolan Reimold said he is feeling better after being placed on the 15-day disabled list to treat a bulging disc in his cervical spine. His treatment with a Medrol Dosepack has calmed his symptoms, but he said he will not be fully ready until the pain and numbness have gone away entirely. Reimold added that he could possibly make his return on May 16, his first day of eligibility, although he will have to complete a rehab stint before he rejoins the Orioles' lineup.
The O's record in series openers dropped to 5-5 after Monday's 14-3 loss to Texas. Baltimore has posted a 14-5 mark in all other games, including a 7-2 start in series finales.
The Orioles' pitching staff has pitched to a 2.99 ERA this season, the best mark in the American League. The only team in Major League Baseball with a better ERA is Washington, which has a 2.59 mark.