MRI shows Reddick's knee injury not serious

June 30, 2014, 4:30 pm
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A’s right fielder Josh Reddick got good news Monday when an MRI showed no structural damage in his strained right knee.

That means no surgery, just more extended rest for Reddick, who returned to the 15-day disabled list Sunday after re-injuring his knee a day before. Reddick missed 20 games after hyperextending the knee, then came off the D.L. and played just four games before being sidelined again.

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A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters before Monday’s game against Detroit that Reddick will rest for roughly a week with no baseball activity and then gradually ease back into action. He’s not eligible to come off the D.L. until July 18, so Reddick will be out through the All-Star break.

Melvin also said left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty, nearing a return from Tommy John elbow surgery, could be activated from the D.L. during the next homestand which begins Thursday.

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