The Oakland A’s defensive ace, right fielder Josh Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. This conveniently made it possible for the Athletics to re-instate reliever Ryan Cook from the disabled list without having to demote anyone. There had been talk of sending reliever Luke Gregerson to Triple-A Sacramento but for at least two weeks that will be a non-issue for the A’s. Reddick hyper-extended his knee Sunday as the A’s completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
Yes, Reddick plays incredible, sometimes unbelievable defense in right field. In the A’s first spring training game against the San Francisco Giants he made, what has been dubbed by many, “the catch of the year” not once but twice, robbing the Giants’ Mike Morse of two home runs. He deserves his nickname, “Spiderman.” His home run saving defense will be missed by the A’s but his lack of production at the plate will not.