Reddick is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reddick will sit for the first time all season with left-hander Robbie Ray starting for the opposition. Through 10 appearances, Reddick is 9-for-37 with a home run and a 5:5 BB:K. Myles Straw is starting in the outfield in place of Reddick on Wednesday.
Reddick went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Angels. Reddick launched his first homer of the season and ignited a three-run, ninth-inning rally. He's hit safely in six of eight games with five extra-base hits. For now, he's done enough to hold onto the starting right-field job, but prospect Kyle Tucker looms as a potential replacement should Reddick hit a slump.
Reddick went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 8-5 win over the Mariners. Reddick has started all four games thus far and hit safely in all four. Prospect Kyle Tucker is on the active roster, but manager Dusty Baker wants Reddick starting in right field. That will be the case unless Reddick hits a slump.
Reddick is expected to be the starter in right field to open the 2020 season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reddick was heading that way during spring training and remains the leading candidate to start, holding off rookie Kyle Tucker. "The future is probably Tucker's, but the now is probably Reddick's," Houston manager Dusty Baker said. The future will come as soon as 2021 as Reddick is in the final year of a four-year contract in 2020.
Reddick is the projected starter in right field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reddick appears to have held onto the job that's been his the past three years in Houston, but his hold will be subject to change. Prospect Kyle Tucker could wrest the job from Reddick, if the veteran fails to hit consistently, and playing time between the two will be fluid throughout the season. The 33-year-old Reddick, who had just one hit in 20 spring at-bats, will not have the luxury of slumps like that once the regular season kicks off.
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