Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 days ago

Reddick is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Manager Bob Melvin will give Reddick the afternoon off with lefty Mike Montgomery toeing the rubber for the opposition. Sam Fuld will handle duties in right field in his stead.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 4 days ago

Reddick recently expressed frustration with his inconsistent playing time against left-handed pitchers, CSN Bay Area reports. "It still frustrates me beyond belief when I don't play," said Reddick. "I wanna be in there helping my team no matter if a guy's throwing right-handed, left-handed or center-handed."

Although Reddick started Thursday's game against Seattle's Roenis Elias, he was held out of the lineup the previous three times Oakland faced a lefty. The issue hasn't drawn much attention because the A's have faced just three lefties over the past three weeks, and they're only slated to face one more (on Sunday) before the All-Star break. Reddick didn't have noteworthy handedness splits prior to 2014, but he has really struggled against southpaws since the beginning of last year. It's a tough spot for the A's, as Reddick has otherwise been fantastic, and he clearly doesn't want to sit against lefties. While a strict platoon thus seems unlikely, it won't be surprising if Reddick gets a few days off each month.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 6 days ago

Reddick is back in the lineup on Wednesday agaisnt the Rockies.

Reddick sat out on Tuesday and Manager Bob Melvin said Reddick was a little banged up and used the game versus a lefty to get him a day off. Reddick is back in right field and hitting cleanup on Wednesday.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 week ago

Reddick is out of the lineup Tuesday against Colorado.

Reddick struggles against left-handed pitching, batting just .140 against southpaw starters this season, so he'll be replaced by Sam Fuld in the lineup with Jorge De La Rosa on the mound. He'll finish the month of June with four home runs and 17 RBI to go with a .263/.288/.424 slash line across 24 games started.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 week ago

Reddick was 1-for-3 on Monday night, including his 11th homer.

Reddick continues to have an impressive season and is now hitting .287 with an .821 OPS. His 48 RBI have him tied for seventh in the American League. The biggest advance in Reddick's game so far this year has been his ability to limit the strikeouts; his strikeout percentage is 9.5% on the year, down from 15.9% in 2014 and 19.5% in 2013.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 weeks ago

Reddick is back in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers and will bat fifth.

Reddick was given the night off Wednesday but is back in the order for Thursday's series finale against the Rangers. He'll be facing right-hander Colby Lewis, against whom Reddick is 5-for-18 in his career.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 3 weeks ago

Reddick is out of the lineup on Saturday against the Angels.

After homering in back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday, Reddick gets a rest as the A's face lefty CJ Wilson. Reddick has had an incredible start to 2015 with 10 homers already and a strong .912 OPS through his first 207 at-bats. He will be back in the middle of the A's lineup on Sunday.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 4 weeks ago

Reddick went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk Thursday against Texas.

It was still not quite out of reach at 4-0 in hte eighth inning, then Reddick broke things open with his ninth long ball of the year. He's hit safely in five straight games, going 9-for-18 (a cool .500) with three doubles and a homer in that span. We always knew Reddick had power, but the gains he's made this year in plate discipline and batting average are truly impressive. He now has more walks (24) than strikeouts (23) -- something Reddick's never come remotely close to achieving before.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Reddick went 2-for-4 with his eighth homer of the year Wednesday against Detroit.

He'd been slumping recently, with just three hits (all in one game) over his prior 19 at-bats coming in, but Reddick's shown outstanding plate discipline even when not going well at the plate this year -- he has more walks than strikeouts, thanks to a 5:1 BB:K over that same span. The oft-injured outfielder is currently sitting on a career-high .297 average and .870 OPS, as he's been one of the finest draft-day values this year. The question, as always, is whether he can stay healthy -- Reddick already opened the season with a brief DL stint due to an oblique injury and has only played more than 114 games in a year one time.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Reddick is not in the lineup Tuesday versus Detroit.

It looks like nothing more than a scheduled day off for Reddick, who will be replaced in right field by Sam Fuld. Fuld will be flanked in the outfield by Mark Canha (left) and Billy Burns (center).