Found August 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
When Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick arrived for yesterday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays, he was complaining of headaches. Considering his three-player collision the previous night, manager Bob Melvin decided to keep Reddick out of the lineup. The skipper called the move a precautionary measure, noting that the A's don't believe Reddick is dealing with concussion-related symptoms, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. "He came in today with a little bit of a headache, and that's why I scratched him," manager Bob Melvin said. "We don't feel it's concussion symptoms, but anytime someone comes in with a headache after being hit on the head, you want to be careful with that." The A's initially had Reddick in their lineup, but a decision was eventually made to hold him out for the contest. The outfielder underwent several tests before the scratch was made official, as Oakland decided to give him two days off, including today's off-day, to recover. The injury was sustained when Reddick was pursuing a shallow fly ball hit on Tuesday night. Jed Lowrie and Nate Freiman also converged on the ball, and Reddick's head would collide with Lowrie's knee. With two days off, Melvin expressed hope that Reddick would be able to return on Friday. He was replaced in right field by Chris Young. Following his impressive first campaign with the A's, Reddick has taken a step back this year. He's been limited by injuries to 77 games, and over 298 plate appearances the 26-year-old has hit only .214/.293/.344 with 15 doubles and five home runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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