The announcement comes from the Oakland A’s official Twitter feed …
Reddick is getting off to a late start this season after battling a right oblique strain for much of the spring. He has the pleasure of facing Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in his debut Sunday afternoon in Oakland.
Reddick, 28, batted .264/.316/.446 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 109 games last year for the A’s.
MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports that the Athletics are expected to activate Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Reddick suffered a strained right oblique early in spring training, playing in only one game in Cactus League action.
Reddick, 28, batted .264/.316/.446 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 396 plate appearances last season. He made two trips to the disabled list, both for right knee problems, missing a total of 38 games.
Infielder Tyler Ladendorf will likely be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Reddick on the roster. Reddick’s return likely means fewer at-bats for the red-hot rookie Mark Canha, who is batting .500 with a home run, two doubles, and six RBI to start the season.
On the road back from Tommy John elbow surgery, A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker is targeting a June 1 return to the rotation.
Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that Parker has advanced to throwing all of his pitches in abbreviated simulated games, with a three-inning outing scheduled for Monday in extended spring training.
Injured outfielder Josh Reddick, who faced Parker in a simulated game, said afterward that “he looked great” and “had a lot of movement on everything.”
Parker had the surgery in March, but because it was his second Tommy John surgery the A’s figure to be especially cautious with the 26-year-old’s return timetable. He started 61 total games for the A’s in 2012 and 2013, going 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA.