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Josh Reddick heads to the DL one month after injury

May 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick is still not right a month after injuring his wrist colliding with the wall chasing a foul ball, so Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A’s will finally place him on the disabled list.

Reddick has a history of wrist problems dating back to his time with the Red Sox and has continued to experience soreness despite cortisone and Xylocaine injections. And it’s certainly shown in his numbers, which include a .162 batting average, zero homers, and 24 strikeouts in 22 games since the injury on April 7.

Coming into the season the A’s had tons of outfield depth, but with The Bearded One joining Coco Crisp and Chris Young on the DL they’ll turn to Michael Taylor while moving Brandon Moss to the outfield.

  1. cur68 - May 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    I thought he injured the wrist shaving that mastodon’s arse off his face? Live and learn, I guess.

    Get well soon, Josh…and please keep shaving regularly, eh? It’ll reduce the chance of wrist injury if you exercise it gently often rather than force it to clear out Pleistocene megafauna wool all at once.

    • historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Yeah, my immediate thought was: I hope the rest of that headline is “to the groomer’s.”

  2. scoocha - May 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Yeah, Reddick was playing back down closer to his skill level, so obviously he must be hurt.

    • hammyofdoom - May 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      I was one of the first people to say that Reddick was playing above his level for most of last year…but he’s certainly not a hitter who’ll bat below the Mendoza line with no power. He’s a guy who strikes out too much, doesnt walk a lot, has GREAT power and good defense. I always pictured him a .240 guy with a .320 OBP and 30ish home runs a year. The first half of last year I think was a fluke, but he’s also not a waste of space either

  3. flamethrower101 - May 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Sorry but what in the hell took them this long to do this? Was his sub-.160 BA not enough?

  4. APBA Guy - May 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Reddick’s second half last year wasn’t all that strong, .647 OPS v. .880 in the 1st half. His .516 OPS so far in 2013 indicates something injury related, and since it’s a wrist, that can take time to heal. But there’s still the issue of that second half fade.

  5. deafrecon - May 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    didn’t realize jayson werth played for oakland, too.

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