Although he did not return to the 30-homer level he reached back in 2012 with Oakland, Josh Reddick had the most complete offensive season of his career in 2017. For the third straight season, he struck out less than 15 percent of the time, and although he hit just 13 homers, Reddick was a doubles machine en route to a career-high total of 34. While he has more power against righties, Reddick held his own against lefties enough to earn occasional starts against them throughout the season, but one year of success after a career's worth of struggles won't be enough for Houston to bank on him in those matchups going forward. All things considered, Reddick does a lot of things well, and he may be slightly undervalued due to his lack of gaudy power and speed contributions. His floor is stabilized by the quality of the bats around him.
Reddick (back) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against Boston on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reddick returns to the field for the first time since Sept. 24, and will be hitting out of the sixth spot while manning right field for Game 1 against Chris Sale and the Red Sox. The outfielder has been dealing with back pain ever since exiting a contest Sept. 22, but appears to be near full health as Houston gears up for its playoff run.
Reddick (back) claims that he will be ready to go for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Reddick missed eight of the last nine games of the regular season while dealing with a little bit of back pain, but said that he will return to the field for Thursday's contest. There has been no official word from the club as of yet, so he should still be considered day-to-day, although it looks promising that he will be back in the starting nine.
Reddick (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. This isn't much of a surprise, Reddick was expected to sit out for the remainder of the regular season with a sore back. Fortunately, his health is said to be improving. If Reddick is able to work out with the team Tuesday and Wednesday, he'll be ready to play Thursday, so more information regarding his status for the playoffs should be known soon.
Reddick (back) will not play again until the postseason, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reddick continues to battle back pain, so he has been sent back to Houston for further tests, and will not be available for the Astros' final series of the regular season. Assuming nearly a full week more of rest and recovery helps his back improve, Reddick figures to start in right field for Game 1 of the Astros' ALDS series.
Reddick (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox. Reddick was able to get some cuts in Thursday, but he is still not ready to rejoin Houston's lineup. Derek Fisher will get the start in right field Friday night.