Reddick set to return on Friday

Reddick set to return on Friday

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Reddick enjoyed another productive rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, again exiting the outing without any issues in his right wrist.

The plan is for Reddick to play in one more game with the River Cats on Thursday and, "if things go well," A's manager Bob Melvin said, the outfielder will be reinstated from the disabled list on Friday.

Reddick went 1-for-4 on Wednesday, after going 1-for-3 in each of his previous rehab games. He also "made a couple of nice plays" in right field," Melvin said.

"Feels good, no issues with the swing," he continued. "The plan is to DH him tomorrow and hopefully we're on our way."

Reddick will be coming back to a .152 clip, a meager average he believes was directly affected by his wrist woes. He hit .242 with 32 home runs last year.

"It was probably good for him to get a break and get fully healthy," Melvin said. "That way there'll be no trepidation about coming back. He was having trouble pulling the ball there at the end, too. Obviously he was a key component to our success last year and means the same this year."

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.