Athletics to activate Josh Reddick from the disabled list on Sunday

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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.

Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as bench coach

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The Red Sox announced that Jerry Narron will be the team’s bench coach this year.

Narron will join interim manager Ron Roenicke in the dugout to lead Boston’s coaching staff. The two previously worked together in the same roles from 2011 to 2015, during Roenicke’s tenure as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron most recently spent the last three years as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He also has managerial experience with both the Rangers (2001-2002) and Reds (2005-2007).

The Mets reportedly considered hiring Narron this winter as a possible bench coach for then-manager Carlos Beltran, before ultimately going with Hensley Meulens.

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