Josh Reddick
OF HOU
2 weeks ago

Reddick (back) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against Boston on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick returns to the field for the first time since Sept. 24, and will be hitting out of the sixth spot while manning right field for Game 1 against Chris Sale and the Red Sox. The outfielder has been dealing with back pain ever since exiting a contest Sept. 22, but appears to be near full health as Houston gears up for its playoff run.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
2 weeks ago

Reddick (back) claims that he will be ready to go for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick missed the last eight of the last nine games of the regular season while dealing with a little bit of back pain, but said that he will return to the field for Thursday's contest. There has been no official word from the club as of yet, so he should still be considered day-to-day, although it looks promising that he will be back in the starting nine.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't much of a surprise, as it was expected that Reddick would sit out for the remainder of the regular season with a sore back. Fortunately, his health is said to be improving. The current expectation is that if Reddick is able to workout with the team Tuesday and Wednesday he'll be ready to play Thursday, so more information regarding his status for the playoffs should be known soon.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) will not play again until the postseason, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick continues to battle back pain, so he has been sent back to Houston for further tests, and will not be available for the Astros' final series of the regular season. Assuming nearly a full week more of rest and recovery helps his back improve, Reddick figures to start in right field for Game 1 of the Astros' ALDS series.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick was able to get some cuts in Thursday, but he is still not ready to rejoin Houston's lineup. Derek Fisher will get the start in right field Friday night.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) swung in the indoor batting cages at Fenway Park prior to Thursday's game, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick, who hasn't played since Sunday, was still feeling soreness and held out of Thursday's game. He speculated that the flight to Boston didn't help and is hoping to get back into the lineup Friday after a full day of activity Thursday.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) will remain on the bench for Thursday's game against Boston, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although manager A.J. Hinch stated that Reddick would likely be able to return to the lineup for Thursday's series opener, the outfielder will occupy a spot on the bench for a fourth straight game while recovering from a back injury. With right-hander Doug Fister taking the mound for the Red Sox on Friday, Reddick could slide back into the starting nine if he's feeling up to par.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Manager A.J. Hinch said Reddick (back) should return to the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reddick is out of the lineup Wednesday for a third straight game, but Hinch suggested the decision to hold Reddick out again was precautionary with the postseason looming. The team could always reverse course and sit Reddick again Thursday with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez due up, but it sounds like the 30-year-old will be fully available for the final series of the regular season.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday's absence marks Reddick's third straight due to back soreness, and his status for the start of the team's final regular-season series in Boston is up in the air. The Astros are likely focused on just making sure Reddick is feeling better for the start of the ALDS. Reddick's contributions have been somewhat overlooked this season -- he's been a borderline top-30 fantasy outfielder to this point.

Josh Reddick
OF HOU
3 weeks ago

Reddick (back) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced Monday night that Reddick was unlikely to start Tuesday due to his sore back, and that will indeed be the case. With Reddick out, George Springer will slide over and cover right field, and Cameron Maybin will replace Springer in center field.