Josh Reddick expressed unhappiness with his playing time in a radio interview, then apologized


In an interview with Ray Fosse on radio station 95.7 The Game on Thursday, Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick expressed displeasure with the way he was being used. Specifically, he was unhappy that he was often held out of the lineup against a left-handed starting pitcher, as CSN Bay Area’s Joe Stiglich details.

Reddick said, “I couldn’t tell you what the difference is between me starting against one guy and not starting against another guy. … There’s probably so many numbers they could dig into their computers with and try to find one just to keep me out of the lineup.” He added, “It still frustrates me beyond belief when I don’t play.”

Reddick went out of his way to make clear that he wasn’t criticizing manager Bob Melvin, saying, “I know Bob’s in there fighting for me.” Nevertheless, Reddick and Melvin spoke about the radio interview and Reddick apologized to Melvin, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Melvin accepted blame for the miscommunication.

The 28-year-old is batting .287/.348/.469 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 302 plate appearances this season. However, in 72 PA against lefties, he’s hitting a meager .152/.222/.227 with one home run and nine RBI.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.