March 23, 2012; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) hits a pop up against the Boston Red Sox during the bottom of the first inning of a spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Trade Rumor: Miami Marlins Inquired on Nolan Reimold


ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Miami Marlins have inquired on Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold in a couple tweets.

Reimold is not expected to be moved by the Orioles. Reimold projects to be Baltimore’s leadoff hitter. Reimold posted a .247/.328/.453 line with 13 home runs in 305 plate appearances last season. The 28-year old has played mostly left field, with a little experience in right. Reimold is going to be arbitration eligible for the first time after the 2012 season.

This speaks volumes about what the Marlins feel about their outfield situation. Reimold would not have a starting role on the Marlins as both Logan Morrison and Giancarlo Stanton have each corner outfield spot covered. Reimold has no experience in center, so that is not an option either.

Reimold would have knocked Austin Kearns out of a possible job in Miami. Kearns is currently the leader in the clubhouse for one of the two final outfield spots.

After hearing this rumor, I wonder if the Marlins were just doing due dilegnce on inquiring about a solid player or if they are truly looking for a upgrade when it comes to a backup right handed batting outfielder. Should be something to monitor.

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Tags: Austin Kearns Baltimore Orioles Giancarlo Stanton Logan Morrison Miami Marlins Nolan Reimold