Josh Reddick RF OAK 4 weeks ago

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Houston Astros after recovering from a back injury, according to the team's official website. Reddick has been out of the lineup for three games due to the issue, though he was able to pinch hit Wednesday.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 4 weeks ago

Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles because of back tightness, according to the team's official website. Reddick was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to the issue, and while he would have likely sat anyway with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the mound for the Orioles, it is unclear if he will be able to return Thursday. Sam Fuld will get the start in right field and bat second in place of Reddick, who is hitting .283 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 98 games this season. “Every time my foot would hit the ground, it kind of would sting a little,” Reddick told the Sacramento Bee after suffering the injury Sunday against the Cleveland Indians when he run into the Indians' bullpen in the fifth inning while trying to make a catch.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was a last minute scratch from the starting lineup Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, apparently due to continued lower-back tightness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Reddick left Sunday's game early due to the injury and sat out Monday despite taking part in a full on-field workout prior to the game, and his status for Wednesday is now in question.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick did not play Monday against the Baltimore Orioles because of back tightness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Reddick suffered the injury Sunday but was able to "do everything" on the field prior to Monday's game.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is not expected to play Monday against the Baltimore Orioles because of lower back tightness that forced him out of Sunday's game, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Reddick said he does not believe he will be sidelined more than one game.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 month ago

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians due to lower back tightness, according to MLB.com. Reddick left in the fifth inning and was replaced by Mark Canha, who along with Sam Fuld would be candidates to play Monday should Reddick be unavailable against the Baltimore Orioles.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 months ago

Reddick is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Yankees.

Reddick absence Wednesday likely relates to the left-handed CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees. As a result, the A's have loaded their lineup with right-handed bats, including Jake Smolinski (batting sixth) in place of Reddick in right field.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.