Wrist surgery possible for Josh Reddick

The year 2013 has not been kind to Reddick thus far.
The year 2013 has not been kind to Reddick thus far. (USATSI)

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Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick is on the disabled list with a wrist injury, and it's possible he'll be there for a while. When asked if surgery to repair his sprained right wrist was possible, he offered up the following answer, via MLB.com:

“Obviously I don’t want that, but it’s something that’s not out of the question right now.”

If Reddick did undergo surgery, he'd miss around two months. He had a cortisone shot last week and is going through strengthening exercises for around another week, at which point he'll test his wrist, per MLB.com.

“That’s when we’ll actually know anything for sure,” he said. “I’m not going to make a decision now. If it was torn last week, I would’ve already been in a cast, but there’s no tear so I’m not going to jump to any conclusions and just take every precaution to get it right.

“If it works out then it works out, but if not then we may unfortunately have to go down that road [of surgery]. Hopefully there’s a road block sign out there.”

Reddick, 26, is hitting .152/.266/.250 with one homer and 14 RBI in 29 games so far this season. Last year he hit .242/.305/.463 with 32 homers and won a Gold Glove.

The A's need some good news on the outfielding front, too, as they currently have a rather nice starting outfield on the disabled list in Reddick, Coco Crisp and Chris Young.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered ever World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north... Full Bio

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