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Athletics Put Josh Reddick on DL

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Outfielder Josh Reddick was placed back on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after the 27-year-old aggravated a knee injury.

Reddick was injured in the fourth inning of Oakland's 7-6 victory over Miami Saturday. He left the game and had an MRI on Sunday.

"Until we get the MRI we're not sure, but regardless it was the feeling of the training staff that he wouldn't be available," Athletics skipper Bob Melvin said Sunday. "He's still sore and stiff. I think it scared him pretty good last night, but he felt better than he thought he would feel this morning."

Reddick had spent three weeks on the disabled list due to a hyperextended right knee and had just been activated on Tuesday.

For the season, Reddick has played in 54 games, hitting .229 with four home runs, 24 RBIs and a .296 on-base percentage.

First baseman Nate Freiman was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take Reddick's place.

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Reddick Agrees to One-Year Deal with A's

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Outfielder Josh Reddick agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million contract with the Oakland Athletics Sunday, avoiding salary arbitration.

"It's a huge weight off my shoulders," Reddick said. "We battled with negotiations but I had all the confidence in the world that we weren't going to make this a nasty court affair. They made it clear that they weren't going to do that. From the get-go it was very comforting for me. Happy to have that out of the way now and get back to playing ball."
The soon to be 27-year-old Reddick hit .226 with 12 home runs and 56 RBIs last season, while dealing with a injured right wrist that sent him to the disabled list twice. He had offseason surgery on the wrist and seems to be feeling much better.
Reddick was acquired by the Athletics in 2012 in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. During his two seasons in Oakland, Reddick has played in 270 games compiling a .236 average, 44 home runs, 141 RBIs and 139 runs scored.
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Athletics Push Tigers To Brink With 6-3 Victory 

Rob Carr/ Getty Images(DETROIT) --  Brandon Moss, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick all homered as the Oakland Athletics doubled up the Detroit Tigers 6-3 to take a 2-1 AL Division Series lead on Monday.

Moss's home run broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning and put the Tigers ahead for good.  Smith followed with a two-run blast that chased Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez from the game.

"It was exciting for Brandon to get us on the board," Smith said. "It was nice to score some runs and get back on top there."

Grant Balfour closed the game for the Athletics, but he got into a shouting match with Victor Martinez in the ninth inning that caused both benches and bullpens to clear.  No punches were thrown and nobody was ejected from the game.

"It's competition. Everyone gets going a little bit," Moss said. "Balfour's a character on the mound. There are going to be fireworks sometimes."

The Athletics can close out the series Tuesday and reach the ALCS for the first time since 2006.  Oakland will start rookie Dan Straily, while Doug Fister will pitch for the Tigers.

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Oakland Defeats Minnesota, 8-2, Behind Reddick And Griffin

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Outfielder Josh Reddick smashed a two-run home run and starting pitcher A.J. Griffin allowed just two hits over seven innings as the Oakland Athletics (85-61) defeated the Minnesota Twins (63-82), 8-2, on Thursday.

Reddick’s 11th home run of the season came in the eighth off of Twins reliever Brian Duensing. He finished the day 1 for 2 with a run and three RBIs.

Griffin’s only blemish came in the seventh when Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia took a 1-1 pitch and sent it over the leftfield wall. He finished the game with eight strikeouts as he improves to 14-9 on the season.

With the victory, the A’s are now three and a half games in front of the Texas Rangers for first place in the American League West. Both clubs are scheduled to face each other in a three-game series beginning on Friday in Arlington.

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A's Outfielder Josh Reddick Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained right wrist.

The 26-year-old Reddick suffered the wrist injury during a game against Houston on April 7, when he ran into a wall in foul territory while attempting to catch a fly ball.

In 29 games this season, the Gold Glove Award winner is batting .152 with one home run and 14 RBIs.

Oakland acquired Reddick from the Boston Red Sox last year in exchange for closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.  He batted .242 with 32 home runs and 85 RBIs in his first full season with the A’s.

Oakland called up first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento and released left-handed pitcher Jordan Norberto to make room on the 40-man roster.

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Oakland A's Sweep Cleveland Indians With A 12-7 Victory

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson each homered for the Athletics as Oakland defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday 12-7 to sweep their four-game series.

A’s starter Jarrod Parker (9-7) went five innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while Indians starter Justin Masterson (10-12) lasted just four innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits.

The A’s are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League wild card standings.

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Athletics Take Final Game in Japan, Beat M's 4-1

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Bartolo Colon was dominant in the Athletics' (1-1) 4-1 win over the Mariners (1-1) on Thursday in Japan.

"I mixed my pitches well," said Colon who had six strikeouts and only gave up one run in eight innings of work. "I tried to go inside with my two-seamer and outside with my fastball."

His teammate Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the A's a 2-1 lead.  Josh Reddick followed Cespedes with a solo shot of his own to add insurance and make it 3-1.

"They tried to throw me sliders every at-bat, so I had to adjust to hit the ball," Cespedes said. "It was great to hit a home run here for the Japanese fans."

The MLB and players' association were using the trip to assist rebuilding Japan following last year's earthquake and tsunami.  Both players and coaches traveled to the disaster zone to conduct a baseball clinic on Tuesday.

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Closer Andrew Bailey Dealt To The Red Sox

Oakland Athletics/MLB(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox have acquired closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the Oakland Athletics in-exchange for outfielder Josh Reddick, third baseman Miles Head and right-handed pitcher Raul Alcantara.

Bailey will take over the closing duties for Jonathan Papelbon, who left via free agency this off-season for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 27-year old Bailey is a two-time all-star, having complied 75 saves and 174 strikeouts during his three-year career. He was named the AL Rookie of the Year in 2009.

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