The Orioles announced Thursday that they’ve designated infielder Jack Reinheimer for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go righty Nate Karns, whose previously reported one-year deal with the O’s is now official.
Reinheimer, 26, has just 40 big league plate appearances under his belt, most of which came with the Mets in 2018. He’s batted .143/.250/.143 in that tiny MLB sample but can play all over the infield. He’s spent parts of three seasons in Triple-A, hitting .278/.343/.371 in 1376 PAs — rather timid production given the hitter-friendly nature of the Pacific Coast League.
Reinheimer does have a minor league option remaining,which, paired with his versatility, has made him an attractive target on waivers this winter. Already this offseason, he’s been claimed by the Cubs, Rangers and Orioles, so while there’s a chance that he’ll make it through waivers and stick with the Orioles as a non-roster option in Spring Training, it’s also possible that he’ll once again land with a new organization.
Him and Andreoli are having a bad few months.
Poor guy is getting bounced around like a pinball…
It’s all “bouncing around” on paper at this point. He probably doesn’t care as long as he is somewhere for ST.
He’s gonna be this year’s DFA king!
Ok so 2 questions: 1. Over/under 11.5 DFAs for Reinheimer, Andreoli, and Oliver Drake by the end of the 2019 season? 2. Which player gets the most DFAs, Reinheimer, Andreoli, or Drake?
Considering Drake isn’t on a 40 man, he can’t be DFA’d
Hopefully the Rangers will re-sign them both back (Reinheimer and Andreoli) they would be great depth players and could get back to MLB action quick with the Rangers.
On the road again
This guy can’t catch a break.
No Soup For Yu!
There needs to be some form of protection for players like this I think. One way to do it would be they can only be claimed on waivers and DFA’d again twice without restrictions in one offseason. If DFA’d a third time and put through waivers, any claiming team would be unable to DFA them for until the regular season. It would discourage teams from claiming players just to DFA them immediately after I think.
They don’t care. They’re getting paid either way and will end up with someone come ST. Its not like they’re actually traveling around during the off season when they get claimed and DFAd.
They do care.
I think I’m the off-season it’s fine. He doesn’t have to physically go anywhere. During the season it must be a strain on a guy & a family. Beats the alternative I guess!
It was disincentivize teams from claiming players at the union would never want that. If that were the case Reinhammer probably would’ve been DFA’d by the Dbacks and went unclaimed. This way he has an opportunity to be on someone’s 40 man. Guys like this aren’t exactly buying houses because quite Frankly they don’t know where they’ll be all year regardless. They’re likely to be shuttling between AAA and ML in the best case scenario.
Oh Oh you know what that means?
How must it feel to be DFA’d by the Orioles?