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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | April 9, 2010
Orioles manager Dave Trembley met with Nolan Reimold before Thursday night's game to clear up confusion the young outfielder might have had about his role with the club. Reimold, who established himself as the Orioles' regular left fielder last season but isn't close to 100 percent after having surgery on his left Achilles in September, didn't play in the season opener and started in the outfield Wednesday only because Felix Pie aggravated a shoulder injury. He was in the lineup for Thursday's series finale at designated hitter, with Luke Scott getting the start in left field.
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By Dan Connolly | dan.connolly@baltsun.com | April 8, 2010
With two young left fielders vying for playing time, the Orioles devised an initial blueprint for the start of the season: Use Felix Pie on the Tropicana Field turf while Nolan Reimold continues rehabilitating his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon. Let Reimold be the designated hitter in the third game of the season and then have him play in the field once the club gets back to Camden Yards. That carefully scripted plan lasted a day. Pie was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a strained left rotator cuff, forcing Reimold to start in left earlier than expected.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | May 10, 2009
Luke Scott has started in left field just five times in 31 games, not exactly what the second-year Oriole had in mind before the season began. Scott, who was the Orioles' regular left fielder last year, made it clear during spring training that he wasn't comfortable with the idea of being an everyday designated hitter. That's primarily what his role has been so far in 2009, though Scott isn't complaining. That's because serving as the team's DH has allowed Scott to remain in the lineup most days, even if left-handed pitchers are on the mound.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | February 25, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Outfielder Felix Pie stepped out of minor league director Dave Stockstill's rental car yesterday morning and right into the debate about how the former Chicago Cubs prospect will be used with his new team. Pie, whose arrival at Fort Lauderdale Stadium was delayed six days after he experienced passport problems in his native Dominican Republic, took his physical yesterday and said he's excited to have the opportunity to play every day in left field. "I've waited for that for a long time, to let me play every day," said Pie, who was acquired from the Cubs last month for starter Garrett Olson and minor league pitcher Henry Williamson.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly and,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com and dan.connolly@baltsun.com | January 19, 2009
When the Orioles were in extensive trade talks with the Chicago Cubs last year about Brian Roberts, they wanted young outfielder Felix Pie and were told that he was unavailable. Yesterday, with the Cubs running out of both patience and opportunity for their one-time top prospect, they sent him to the Orioles for starting pitcher Garrett Olson and Single-A pitcher Henry Williamson. The trade was Orioles president Andy MacPhail's latest attempt to make the team's roster younger and more athletic, and add to the organization's young position-player depth, which has been lacking for years.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | June 13, 2008
This is more of a mild protest over a slight irritant, but it'll do in a pinch. Jon Heyman of SI.com came out with a list of No-Stars earlier this week that paid tribute to players who shouldn't be allowed to punch an All-Star ballot, let alone play in next month's game. He puts together a pretty unimpressive rotation, with the likes of the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and Nate Robertson, Seattle Mariners' Carlos Silva and Jarrod Washburn and Minnesota Twins' Boof Bonser - who should at least get some credit for having the most creative name of the bunch.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | March 5, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Trying to locate Scott Moore at Orioles camp has become a game in itself. All that's missing is the red-and-white striped shirt and he could be featured in a children's book. "Where's Scott?" He might be taking ground balls at third base, unless he has joined the group at first. And don't be fooled into only searching the infield. If everyone else is breaking for lunch, Moore probably is breaking back on fly balls in left. Moore has been employed at all three positions during the first six exhibition games.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | November 28, 2007
Jose Guillen is looking for $30 million over three years. He has been a headache for more than one manager because of his anger-management issues. He has a short fuse and a shorter shelf life. And ESPN Deportes has the Orioles in the running to sign him. They must want him in left field - the same place this rumor came from. Don't be shocked if it's a figment of someone's imagination. Guillen, based only on his tools, would be a tremendous upgrade over Jay Payton. The guy hits for average and power, and he has a cannon for an arm. But it would take 27 bellhops to handle all his baggage, and they'd each have to make two trips.
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By Peter Jensen | July 7, 2007
A group of 12-year-old girls from Lutherville needed a miracle last weekend, and for a while it looked like they had one. Down by a handful of runs to a team that had beaten them twice previously, the Tigers softball team was staging a late-inning rally. Despite two outs, an unlikely combination of walks, timely hits and smart base-running had allowed them to tie the game 8-8. And now one of the team's best power hitters was at the plate with a speedster on first base. Before you could say "Barry Bonds," the youngster had launched the ball deep into left field - well past the reach of the outfielder, who could only turn and run. The ball kept rolling.
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