Found August 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Oakland A's began a critical four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit on Monday without the services of Josh Reddick, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist. As reported by Jane Lee of MLB.com,  Reddick was on the DL for 24 days in May and last week initially reinjured the same wrist last week on a diving play in the outfield.  He returned to the lineup last weeken, only to reinjue the wrist again on Sunday. With Reddick disabled, Daric Barton was called from Triple-A Sacramento. The loss of Reddick causes platoon situations at both first base and right field.  Brandon Moss and Chris Young will platoon in right field, while Barton and Nate Freiman will platoon at first.  Manager Bob Melvin stated the importance of Reddick in the lineup. "Any time you lose your starting right fielder, it's a loss," said manager Bob Melvin. "Even though he hasn't been swinging the bat like he's capable this season, he helps out defensively, on the bases. There are a lot of things he does that helps a team win other than swing the bat. It hurts some, but the versatility that we have helps." Reddick did not want his performance to suffer, so he welcome the rest. But the team is hoping that Reddick, a Gold Glove Award winner in the outfield, can avoid going under the knife.  "Nothing has been said about surgery at this point, so it's more about trying to first get him healthy and then rehabbing it," Melvin said. "So hopefully surgery is not an option." Reddick had an breakthrough season power wise in 2012, with 32 home runs and 85 runs batted in. This year he has struggled to a .213 average with 10 home runs and 46 rbi's.
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