ANAHEIM -- Orioles left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada has been shut down -- stopping his rehab assignment -- and the plan is for him to fly to Baltimore to see team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens for lingering left elbow soreness.
Wada will get a magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) on Tuesday, a test that is similar to an MRI but involves injecting dye into the area for a better picture, and there is no timetable for him to resume a throwing program.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wada reported feeling discomfort in a different area of his elbow, and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said the best course of action is having the 31-year-old see Wilckens.
"That's why we are having him go through the doctor," said Duquette, who watched Wada's rehab start Thursday and was with the team in Anaheim on Saturday. "The doctor will be able to pinpoint what the issue is, hopefully."
Duquette confirmed that Wada was hampered with the issue during Thursday's start for Triple-A Norfolk, and the lefty also apparently had a neck spasm that he didn't make the team aware of until after the game. Wada struggled in his first rehab outing, allowing six earned runs over 2 2/3 innings, and Duquette said the neck issue was a muscle strain that was related to his elbow injury.
"The way these things work, everything is interconnected," Duquette said. "So if you have an issue somewhere, you have to make an [adjustment] somewhere else."
Saturday's news means that if there is in fact a different injury, Wada's rehab assignment could restart when he goes back out, giving the team another 30 days to work with. If there is no new injury, Wada's current 30-day rehab period still holds, and the Orioles would have to convince Major League Baseball to restart the clock to give them another 30 days.
Reimold's neck keeps him out of lineup
ANAHEIM -- Nolan Reimold was not in Saturday's starting lineup for the second time in three games as the Orioles' left fielder continues to be plagued by neck spasms. He is listed as day to day.
"It's just something you've got to get under control," manager Buck Showalter said of Reimold's injury, which he has dealt with in the past but never for this long. "We thought he was over it [on Friday]. He played well. But overnight, it stiffened back up again. I'm not medically knowledgeable enough to say it's going to be something that keeps occurring. It's a little bit better than it was when he first came in."
Reimold started Friday night and hit his fifth home run of the season, all of which have come in his last six games played. The 28-year-old woke up early to see a chiropractor in the area, and felt better after getting pregame treatment, but he said his neck progressively got worse as Friday's game went on and it locked back up overnight. He could barely move his head Saturday afternoon, and is bothered most trying to look down.
"We'll see how he is [on Sunday]," Showalter said when asked if he planned on giving Reimold extended time off. "We've got an off-day on Monday. See how he is [Sunday]. Just take it day to day."
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