"They said Matty [Williams] was talking BP for an alumni game or something else they got coming up," Showalter said, referring to Arizona's third-base coach and one of his players when he managed the D-backs from 1998 to 2000. "Better not take too much BP. We'll activate him. I wonder if he might come over here. We've got a DH spot over here. He can still hit, huh?"
In all seriousness, Reynolds might be a perfect fit. Reynolds played for the Orioles in 2011 and '12, hitting 23 homers and driving in 69 runs last season before signing a one-year, $6 million free-agent contract with the Indians during the offseason.
If Reynolds clears through waivers and is released, the Orioles would just be liable for a pro-rated portion of the minimum Major League salary.
"I'm leaving that in [general manager] Dan [Duquette's] hands," Showalter said. "We've talked about that a little bit, but that's still going through the process. I'm sure we'll have another conversation at some point."
Reynolds had a torrid April with a .310 batting average, eight homers and 22 RBIs. The corner infielder has slumped since then to such a degree that he was hitting .215 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs when the Indians designated him for assignment Thursday.