Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has just returned from the Disabled List due to a sprained right wrist. The Athletics powerhouse dealt with a similar injury in May that saw him miss most of the month. Reddick expects a “similar recovery” however his presence will not be immediately felt.
Bob Melvin wants to tread lightly with one of his most valuable players, saying that “he is not an option for me at swinging the bat.” Oakland has been playing fantastic recently so an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” approach will be utilized moving forward.
Reddick was hitting fairly well prior to his being placed on DL, in the previous 15 games before his injury he wasbatting a .264 average with five homers as reported by the team’s website.
The Athletics will face some stiff yet familiar competition heading through September and will need to utilize all the mojo they can muster to remain relevant in the race to the playoffs.