Reimold's year ends with Achilles' injury

BALTIMORE -- Orioles rookie outfielder Nolan Reimold has been placed on the 15-day disabed list with tendinitis in his left Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

Reimold has been battling the injury for the most of the season. The pain intensified this week, and the Orioles decided it would be best to put him on the DL so he could get a faster start preparing for next year.

He is expected to undergo surgery next Wednesday. After a rehabilitation program of three to four months, he is expected to return for the start of spring training.

Reimold is batting .279 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs in 104 games. He leads AL rookies in home runs, on-base percentage (.365), slugging percentage (.466), walks (47) and total bases (167).