Coco Crisp received a similar treatment when he injured his left wrist while making a diving backhanded catch earlier this month. At the time, A's manager Bob Melvin said cortisone shots often make players unavailable for two to three days but ultimately accelerate the recovery process.
Crisp has since returned to the field to become one of the A's largest contributors. He batted .345 in seven games during the A's recent road trip after going 1-for-8 in the previous homestand.
"It certainly did the trick for Coco," Melvin said, "so we're hoping it does the trick for [Reddick]."
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.