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Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

The 30-year-old outfielder heads to Arizona in hopes of resurrecting his career.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed 30-year-old outfielder Nolan Reimold from the Toronto Blue Jaysper a team press release. Reimold will join his third organization this season, as he began the year with the Baltimore Orioles before being claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays. He was designated for assignment earlier this week.

Reimold got off to a great start to his career, hitting .279/.365/.466 with a 2.6 WAR in 411 plate appearances as a 25-year-old rookie in 2009, before being saddled with injuries over the past few seasons, and watching his production slip when healthy. In 60 plate appearances this season, he has hit .212/.283/.404 with a 86 wRC+ and .300 wOBA.

Reimold, who is making just over $1 million this season and is entering his final year of arbitration eligibility next season, will probably be coming off the bench for the most part with the Diamondbacks, as he now profiles as more of a platoon slugger, batting favorably against left-handers. While health will certainly be a concern going forward, Reimold could provide some surplus value for Arizona with his bat, as he owns a 102 wRC+ for his career.