The Oakland A’s are already short on outfielders with Chris Young and Coco Crisp out with injuries.
Now, Josh Reddick may be battling an issue of his own. After spraining his right wrist last Wednesday, he was placed on the disabled list and says that surgery may be an option.
“Obviously I don’t want that,” Reddick told Jane Lee of MLB.com,”but it’s something that’s not out of the question right now.”
Undergoing surgery would result in him being out for at least another two months.
Reddick went on to say that he will know for sure as to whether or not he needs surgery when he starts swinging a bat next week.
“That’s when we’ll actually know anything for sure,” he said. “I’m not going to make a decision now. If it was torn last week, I would’ve already been in a cast, but there’s no tear so I’m not going to jump to any conclusions and just take every precaution to get it right.
“If it works out then it works out, but if not then we may unfortunately have to go down that road [of surgery]. Hopefully there’s a road block sign out there.”
Reddick is struggling mightily this season, hitting just .152 with a home run in 29 games. He burst onto the scene last year when he cranked 32 homers and won a Gold Glove Award.