Josh Reddick has been on the 15-day DL since last Wednesday. And while he’s hopeful his right wrist will be ready by the time he’s first eligible to return to the active roster, the outfielder isn’t totally ruling out surgery as a potential outcome.
Per Steve Corkran:
“I’m not going to say, ‘OK, I need surgery,’ but I’m also not going to rule that out,” Reddick said before Monday’s game against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers at the Coliseum. “Obviously, I don’t want that, but it’s something that’s definitely not out of the picture right now.”
Reddick, who’s been having a subpar year at the plate, first sprained the wrist during the first weekend of the series, running into a wall in Houston while fielding a ball. He was able to return without being shelved on the DL. But last week in Boston the wrist began acting up. And after numbing injections failed to have any effect, the A’s placed him on the DL.
Reddick was out for two months in 2011 after he underwent surgery on his left wrist. That injury, however, involved a tear, which is not the case at present for his right wrist.