The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list due to a wrist injury, according to Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Reddick suffered his wrist injury way back on April 7 when he collided with the wall in foul territory during a game against the Houston Astros. He was sidelined three games due to the ailment, but he's since returned. The A's were hoping treatment and occasional rest would suffice, but the team ultimately decided that Reddick requires an extended stint on the DL.
Reddick's production was clearly impacted by the wrist injury. Over 109 plate appearances, the 26-year-old has only hit .152/.266/.250 after hitting .242/.305/.463 last season.
The news is not only concerning since it requires Reddick to miss at least two weeks, but also because the young outfielder has battled wrist injuries in his past. He required surgery on a left wrist tendon after the 2011 season, and he's hoping he's not dealing with a similar issue now.
Entering the season, the A's appeared to have too many outfielders. Of course, baseball has a way of turning surpluses into deficits, as the team now has three outfielders -- including Reddick, Coco Crisp and Chris Young -- on the DL. Yoenis Cespedes is the only starter remaining, and he missed time earlier this season due to injury. Oakland is now expected to use Brandon Moss and Michael Taylor in the outfield with Cespedes.
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