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Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick Turned Season Around After Returning From Disabled List On May 31st


The 2013 season hasn’t been kind to Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick offensively. What compounded his issues at the plate a wrist injury that he suffered on April 7th. He did sit out a few games before returning to the lineup and eventually wound up on the disabled list a month later.

At the time he was hitting .152 with one home run, 14 rbi, six doubles, 10 runs scored and a .266 OBP.

When Reddick returned from his injury at the end of May until July 7th he hit .271 with three home runs and 18rbi, with six doubles, two triples, 17 runs scored and a OBP of .331. That stretch of 31 games meant that his average got raised to .222 which marked a season high for 2013. His August didn’t start very well as he went through an 0-20 slump before facing the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday night. In the first two game of the series he hit five home runs and drove in eight.

In the last two games of the series he went 1-5, with four walks, a strike out and two runs scored. Overall he went 6-14, with five home runs, eight rbi, six runs scored, four walks and two strikeouts. As the four game series ends with the Blue Jays, Reddick’s average now sits at .215.

For Reddick his 2013 season turned around after returning from the disabled list. His series against the Blue Jays busted him out of a recent slump.

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