OAKLAND – Right fielder Josh Reddick will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, with a tentative plan having him possibly coming off the disabled list when the A’s begin a road trip June 24 against the New York Mets.
Reddick, recovering from a hyperextended right knee, said he will fly out Tuesday and join the River Cats in Round Rock (Texas) and play Wednesday and Thursday. He’ll take Friday off, then play Saturday and Sunday in New Orleans and potentially join the A’s two days later for a series against the Mets.
Write that in pencil, as both Reddick and manager Bob Melvin have said it’s important that Reddick show signs of finding some rhythm at the plate. His season thus far has been a frustrating one at the plate, as his .214 batting average indicates.
“I’m completely fine with going on a little longer (rehab) stint than average,” Reddick said. “With the struggles I’ve had so far this year, to be able to just finally get back in a groove and make sure everything’s healthy at the same time, it’s going to be good time to spend.”
In other news, Alberto Callaspo rejoined the A's from paternity leave and switched his uniform number from 18 to 7.
The A's also announced that infielder Jake Elmore was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Sacramento.