A’s outfielder Josh Reddick said recently that he’d like to work out a long-term contract extension to remain in Oakland and today front office boss Billy Beane told MLB Network Radio that he’s “exploring” a possible deal.
Reddick is set to earn $6.575 million in his final season before free agency, but it’s unclear how much money the A’s are willing to invest in a good but not great 29-year-old corner outfielder with a sizable injury history.
Last season Reddick hit .272 with 20 homers and a .781 OPS in 149 games, posting an OPS in the .760-.785 range for the fourth time in the past five years. He’s also a good defender with a great arm.
Oakland isn’t exactly known for giving out market-level contract extensions to impending free agents nearing 30, so for Reddick to get a deal done he might have to make Beane an offer he can’t refuse.