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Reimold to go on paternity leave next week

O's outfielder will miss series against Twins in Minnesota

BALTIMORE -- Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will go on paternity leave on Monday and miss the three-game series against the Twins in Minnesota.

The O's can add any player during the time he is away, not just a position player. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said one option is second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who will continue his rehab on Thursday with Class A Advanced Frederick. Schoop's rehab assignment ends after Friday's game, but he could be optioned or agree to extend it another five days. He's been working his way back from a right knee injury suffered in mid-April.

Reimold entered Wednesday's game hitting .257 with a .366 on-base percentage in 15 games.

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