Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick is a major doubt for this week’s mouth-watering match-up between the A’s and the New York Yankees.
The 27-year-old batter has an injured right knee after he hyperextended it before Sunday’s clash with the Los Angeles Angels. The current prognosis is the right fielder will be a day to day injury and should be able to return in time for the Yankees.
But Reddick will need to rest it to ensure he doesn’t make the knee worse.
Reddick, who recently changed his walk-on music to George Michael’s Careless Whisper, has been a rock in right field for the A’s.
However, his batting stats have slumped lately at a .214 average with four homers and 22 RBIs in 2014.
A’s manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com they will check with Reddick each day this week and hope to have him back as soon as possible.
Reddick, signed from the Boston Red Sox in 2011, won MLB’s Golden Glove award in 2012 with the A’s. The award is given to the player who is considered the top fielder in the whole MLB.
The right fielder has played 50 games for the A’s this season and has been a regular starter for them since joining.
According to MLB.com, Reddick will join Brendon Moss on the injury list, with the latter struggling with a strained right calf. The A’s have recalled catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento to bolster their roster.
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