Reimold says he’s able to play

CHICAGO - Outfielder Nolan Reimold is out of the lineup again tonight, but he’s available to pinch-hit.

Manager Buck Showalter indicated that the cramping in Reimold’s left leg is part of the reason why Endy Chavez is starting in left field. Also, Showalter said he wants to get Chavez “going,” which requires a little more playing time.

Reimold, who homered in the ninth inning in back-to-back games in Toronto, said his leg feels “a lot better.”

“We did treatment on it. I’m able to play whenever,” he said.

“A similar thing happened to me in (Double-A) Bowie back in 2007 or 2008. It’s nothing, really. You know how your muscle cramps up? I pushed off on my leg and it cramped. It’s not pulled. It’s nothing to be worried about.”

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