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A’s lose Josh Reddick to knee injury, activate Ryan Cook

Jun 3, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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A’s outfielder Josh Reddick exited Saturday’s game after hyperextending his left knee and now he’s headed to the the disabled list.

Reddick has struggled mightily since a breakout 2012 season, hitting just .222 with 16 homers and a .666 OPS in 164 games, so the A’s won’t exactly miss his production in the lineup. Craig Gentry will likely see extended action in the outfield with Reddick out and the injury could also mean more playing time for recent trade pickup Kyle Blanks.

In a corresponding roster move the A’s have activated reliever Ryan Cook from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the past month with a strained forearm. Cook isn’t a big name because he hasn’t been given a chance to rack up saves yet, but he’s been one of the best relievers in the league since debuting for the A’s in 2012.

  1. grumpyoleman - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Zaidi and Beane should have known this was coming.

  2. Detroit Michael - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    The last sentence of the post isn’t quite right. Cook was the closer for part of 2012, recording 14 saves that year (with a fine ERA and WHIP). Maybe Ryan Cook isn’t a big name because he’s pitched for Oakland, who seem to churn out quality relievers the past couple of years.

    • clydeserra - Jun 3, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      also, he was their all star representative.

  3. rawdog2013 - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    We’ll miss his arm in the outfield, but the bat not so much. Rather have Gentry in.
    Jaso can play outfield to.

    • clydeserra - Jun 3, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      Blanks and vogt can play outfield. I don’t want jaso out there.

  4. digg2000 - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    The old you’re-not-hitting-so-maybe-you-should-spend-some-time-on-the-DL injury.

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