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Josh Reddick | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with two singles in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
Reddick hit his first home run of the season on Saturday and kept the good times rolling on Sunday despite hitting out of the eight-hole. He has now recorded four hits in his last eight at-bats and appears to be putting a spring oblique injury behind him. There's no doubting Reddick's offensive ability. When he's healthy, his bat is good for power, though he won't add much in terms of average. Reddick hasn't played in more than 114 games in either of the last two seasons. Apr 19 - 6:40 PM

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Josh Reddick hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Royals.

Reddick launched a three-run shot off Yordano Ventura in the fourth inning. Next batter Brett Lawrie paid the bill, as Ventura plunked him and was ejected. Lawrie's hard slide into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Friday set all of this off. Extracurricular activity aside, Reddick finished the game 2-for-4. He had been on the shelf for more than a month as he recovered from an oblique injury. Reddick hit 12 home runs in his 2013 and 2014 campaigns, both of which were shortened by injuries. When healthy, he's a potential 20-plus home run player.
Apr 18 - 10:23 PM

Athletics activated OF Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list.

Reddick got through a couple rehab games with no issues and will be in the lineup on Sunday against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. It's been over a month since the outfielder first injured his oblique.
Apr 12 - 11:32 AM

Josh Reddick (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

Initially the A's had targeted a Saturday turn, but with the club squaring off against southpaw J.A. Happ, they'll give Reddick an extra day. His return should cut into the playing time of Mark Canha, and perhaps Marcus Semien as Ben Zobrist will be free to be utilized all over the infield.
Apr 10 - 9:18 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) will play in a rehab game with High-A Stockton on Thursday.

It will be his only rehab game assuming all goes well, as Reddick will drive from Stockton back to Oakland on Friday and be back in the Athletics' lineup Saturday. "I feel great; I don’t feel it pinch,’’ Reddick said. "I said when I was first injured that it wasn’t as bad as the last time I hurt my oblique, and it’s nice to know I was right.’’
Apr 7 - 8:43 PM

Athletics placed OF Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right oblique strain.

Reddick's slated to start playing in minor league games on Sunday. He hurt the oblique in early May and has been steadily progressing in his rehab. It looks like he should be ready to play when he's eligible to come off the disabled list on April 11.
Apr 4 - 7:50 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that Josh Reddick (oblique) is on track to rejoin the team when first eligible to come off the disabled list on April 11.

Reddick is scheduled to begin playing in minor league games on Sunday. He hasn't officially been placed on the disabled list yet, but will be soon retroactively. It looks as though he'll only miss the first five games of the season.
Apr 4 - 1:49 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) will play five innings in a minor league game Sunday.

Reddick won't be ready for Opening Day but continues to move in the right direction as he recovers from a strained oblique. The A's figure to backdate a DL move with him, so Reddick could miss minimal time.
Mar 29 - 1:14 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Reddick has progressed in the right direction since tweaking his oblique three weeks ago, but he just doesn't have enough time to prepare for the opener. The outfielder is expected to return to game action over the weekend and isn't expected to miss more than a handful of regular season contests. Ben Zobrist will handle right field until Reddick is ready, with Eric Sogard filling in at second base. Tyler Ladendorf and Billy Burns now have a shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 27 - 2:13 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) said Friday that he's "shooting for Saturday or Sunday to get back in lineup."

Reddick got through a couple rounds of batting practice Thursday with no issues and now feels ready to test things out in game action. The outfielder has been on the shelf for three weeks but has progressed in the right direction since then. He is not, however, expected to be ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 1:19 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) will take two rounds of batting practice Thursday.

It will be his first time taking batting practice since his oblique injury. The 28-year-old has missed most of the month, so he's cutting it very close, but there's still a chance that he could be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 26 - 5:42 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) will take soft tosses for the second straight day Wednesday.

Barring any setbacks, Reddick will advance to taking batting practice Thursday. The hope is that he'll be ready to get into a game this weekend. There's still an outside chance that he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 12:25 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) will take soft tosses Tuesday.

Reddick suffered a strained right oblique earlier this month and is gradually ramping up activity. There's some hope he could get into a game this weekend, but it depends on how he feels. His status for Opening Day is still in question.
Mar 24 - 1:02 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) could get into a Cactus League game as early as next weekend.

Reddick continues to make progress from an oblique injury. The outfielder hit off a tee Saturday after taking some dry swings Friday. Spring is winding down, but Reddick is still hopeful to be in the lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 22 - 1:41 PM

Josh Reddick (oblique) plans to hit off a tee Saturday after taking dry swings Friday.

Reddick is two weeks removed from a strained right oblique and should be ready to return to game action sometime next week if he continues to progress. He should have time to prepare for Opening Day if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 20 - 3:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Cody Ross
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Sean Nolin
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8R.J. Alvarez
9Taylor Thompson