Nolan Reimold will miss the final two games of the Baltimore Orioles' series against the New York Yankees because of a bulging disk in his back.
The outfielder went 0 for 4 in Monday night's series opener as the Orioles lost 2-1, then called head trainer Rich Bancells.
''Last night when he got back to the hotel he called Rich and he said that he had some tingling, numbness in his fingers,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''When your body spasms like that, it's trying to tell you something.''
Reimold, hitting .313 with five homers and 10 RBIs, returned to Baltimore on Tuesday to be examined. Showalter said Reimold was given tablets of Medrol the team hopes will reduce swelling and there is a chance Reimold can return to action for Friday's series opener at Boston.
''Hopefully, it sounds worse than it actually is,'' Showalter said. ''If he doesn't get relief from it, then we'll see what the next step is....