As was somewhat expected, the Oakland Athletics have sent outfielder Josh Reddick to the 15-day DL, according to the Bay Area News Group.
He had recently undergone an MRI and x-rays last Wednesday after he aggravated the right wrist injury that has been hampering him all season. He initially suffered the injury at the beginning of the season when he ran into the wall.
This season Reddick has played in just 97 games out of a possible 129 and has a .213 batting average. He also has 10 homeruns and 46 RBI’s for the A’s.
To replace him Oakland has recalled first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. This will be the second time he has been with the team this season. During his first stint in the middle of May he hit .143 with a homerun and three RBI’s.
He has been doing well in Sacramento so far this season batting .297 with seven homeruns and 69 RBI’s in 110 games. He also leads the Pacific Coast League in walks with 87.
Also, right-handed reliever Pat Neshek has been designated for assignment while another righty Evan Scriber is in Detroit for tonight’s game.
With the A’s this year Scribner has played in 13 games and a 5.03 ERA. For Triple-A Sacramento he has played in 29 games and posted a much better 2.32 ERA. There he has also has posted a 3-1 record.