A’s lose Josh Reddick to another knee injury

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Via the official Twitter account of the Oakland A’s …

Reddick suffered a right knee strain Saturday in Oakland’s 7-6 extra-innings defeat of the Marlins. That’s the same knee that he hyperextended in late May — an injury that sidelined him for nearly four weeks.

Reddick has appeared in only 54 of the A’s 80 games this season and is batting just .229/.296/.358 when healthy. Brandon Moss is playing right field on Sunday afternoon in Miami and Freiman is at first base.

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.