Josh Reddick RF OAK 3 days ago

Reddick (oblique) will play five innings in a minor league camp game Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Reddick is slated to miss the start of the regular season, though manager Bob Melvin clarified over the weekend that Reddick could be back as soon as the team's season-opening homestand, which runs from April 6-12. Barring a setback, it looks as though Reddick's missed time will be minimal.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 5 days ago

A's manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Reddick (oblique) probably won't be ready for Opening Day but could make his debut before the end of the team's season-opening homestand, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

The homestand lasts seven games from Apr. 6 to Apr. 12. Reddick expects to play in games this upcoming weekend, but it sounds as if he won't quite have enough time to prepare for Opening Day. The A's thus expect to start the season with Ben Zobrist in right field and Eric Sogard at second base, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 5 days ago

Reddick (oblique) expects to play in a game this weekend, CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich reports.

Reddick upped his activity level throughout the week, and he seemingly still has a shot to be ready for Opening Day. A weekend return would leave him enough time to play as many as six or seven more Cactus League games.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 6 days ago

Reddick (oblique) will take two rounds of batting practice Thursday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

After making it through Wednesday's soft toss without incident, Reddick is ready for the next step in his progression. While he won't quite take a full batting practice session, he hopes to play in a game by the end of this weekend, which would give him a shot to be ready for Opening Day. Even if he isn't quite ready, he will likely only miss a few games.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 7 days ago

Reddick is taking more soft toss on Wednesday and with no setbacks, will take batting practice on Thursday,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Reddick is still hoping to play in games by this weekend. If he is able to play this weekend, he still has a shot to be in the A's lineup on Opening day, but even if he is not quite ready, it looks like he will not miss any extended regular season time.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 week ago

Reddick (oblique) progressed to hitting soft toss Tuesday and there is a chance he will be able to return to game action this weekend, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

This was his first time hitting soft toss since the injury, and manager Doug Melvin said that if Reddick continues to progress well, he could get into a game this weekend. His status for Opening Day is still unclear.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 week ago

Reddick (oblique) did some outfield work and hit off a tee Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

The hope is that Reddick will be able to be playing in games by this weekend, which would mean he could have a shot at being ready for Opening Day. Either way, it will be a relatively close call, and Reddick still warrants ownership in deeper formats as he should be available for most of April.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 1 week ago

Reddick (obligue) could be back playing games by Saturday,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

If Reddick is able to playing by the weekend, it would be a very quick recovery and also give him a shot to be ready by Opening Night. Reddick indicated that he would need about 15-20 spring at-bats to be ready for the start of the season. It might be tight for Reddick to be ready for the first game, but it sounds like if he is not ready for game one, it will be very soon after.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 weeks ago

Reddick will get some dry swings in Wednesday for the first time since injuring his oblique early in spring training, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Reddick was initially believed to be disabled list-bound after the injury, but hope has emerged with his most recent progress. While he still remains a ways off from returning to the field, the dry swings represent another step in his recovery. The next step would likely include hitting off a tee followed by a batting cage session before rejoining the lineup. His status for Opening Day still remains up in the air, however.

Josh Reddick RF OAK 2 weeks ago

Reddick (oblique) threw on Saturday and indicated that he felt no pain,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Reddick is expected to miss Opening Day, but this development could make playing then a possibility. He has not yet swung a bat and that next step will provide a better timeline for Reddick's return.