Outfielder Josh Reddick made it through nine innings and four at-bats Wednesday in a rehab stint without any lingering effects from the sore right wrist that landed him on the 15-day disabled list May 8.
To that end, A’s manager Bob Melvin said, the plan calls for Reddick to play another game Thursday, as the designated hitter, and then be activated in time for Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
Reddick batted .152 with one home run and 14 RBI in 29 games before the A’s sidelined him in an attempt to get him healthy enough to play the rest of the season.
Had the pain not subsided, Reddick said he intended to undergo surgery. Fortunately for the A’s and Reddick, rest and rehab worked out in their favor.
Once Reddick returns, the A’s are going to have a surplus of outfielders now that Coco Crisp and Chris Young are back from injuries that landed them on the disabled list.