07/03/09 1:19 PM ET
Reimold named AL Rookie of the Month
Outfielder hits .320 with four homers and nine RBIs in June
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
Reimold, a former second-round Draft pick, began the year in Triple-A Norfolk but was promoted after bursting out of the gates with nine home runs and a .394 average through his first 31 games. Reimold slowly wrested away playing time from Felix Pie and has emerged as the undisputed starter in left field.
The 25-year-old had six multihit games during June, including three three-hit outings. Reimold leads all AL rookies in batting average (.296), home runs (nine), RBIs (20), slugging percentage (.533) and on-base percentage (.375). Along with Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, he gives Baltimore a young, dynamic outfield.
Other rookies that received consideration for the Rookie of the Month Award were Baltimore right-hander Brad Bergesen and left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.