Josh Reddick seems to be on every pitch these days, and AL is honoring him as Co-Player of Week.
A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is sharing the American League Player of the Week award with Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
It’s the third time for Reddick, and the second time he’s shared it. He split it with A’s pitcher Sonny Gray last September.
And while he would love to have won the award outright, as he did on Sept. 2, 2012, sharing isn’t an issue.
“The first time was me and Sonny, and that was cool,’’ Reddick said. “And now it’s with someone playing for one of the better teams in baseball.’’
Altuve felt much the same way, telling MLB.com “I think (Reddick) should have won it by himself. He’s got good numbers. He’s doing a tremendous job.’’
Dan Otero had never allowed a big league homer before Sunday.
One thing Dan Otero knew for sure was that he hadn’t ever allowed a home run in a major-league game.
Now he knows a second thing for sure.
“I never should have thrown the pitch,’’ Otero said of his first throw to Jose Altuve in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Astros.
Altuve, all 5-foot-5 of him, took a big hack and launch the ball 346 feet, about one foot farther than need to record his first home run of the season.
It ended Otero’s major-league best streak of 63.2 innings to start his career without having allowed a long ball.
The A’s are finishing up their first week of play in the American League West, and everything was going good until the fifth inning Sunday.
Oakland had won four of its first six games and held an 8-0 lead on Houston when right fielder Josh Reddick went diving for a foul ball off the bat of Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.