Josh Reddick Out for Tuesday’s Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels Series Opener
During a phone chat with Bay Area sports radio station 95.7 the Game on Tuesday, Reddick revealed that he won’t be playing in Tuesday night’s game against C.J. Wilson. During the conversation, he said his wrist is still bruised, and that he’s wearing a splint.
He hopes to get back out there on Wednesday against Joe Blanton, considering the wrist doesn’t have any fractures or broken bones.
The A’s are off to a hot start at 5-2, and roll into Anaheim having swept the Astros over the weekend. The team will hope to continue their high level of play (and offensive output) heading into this series with the Angels – who, coincidentally, are dealing with losing ace Jered Weaver for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left elbow. Weaver sustained the injury after falling while avoiding a line drive off the bat of Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland on Sunday night.
In Reddick’s absence, look for an outfield tonight that features Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and perhaps Chris Young, with Seth Smith also an option for manager Bob Melvin. The A’s headed into 2013 bursting with outfield depth, and in situations such as this, when star players are sidelined with injuries, the depth can come in handy.