Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

A's place Reddick on DL with hyperextended knee

A's place Reddick on DL with hyperextended knee play video for A's place Reddick on DL with hyperextended knee

NEW YORK -- The A's were forced to place outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a hyperextended right knee.

It's the first DL stint of the season for Reddick, who needed two of them last year because of ongoing wrist issues.

Reddick sustained the injury in Saturday's win over the Angels and is not expected to do any baseball activity until the A's return home next week.

The good news is there's no structural damage to the knee.

"But we're concerned about it to the point where he's not doing anything for 10 days," said manager Bob Melvin. "It's something we want to be careful with."

Reddick was batting just .214 with four home runs and 22 RBIs through 50 games with the A's, who added a left-handed bat Sunday to offset the loss of Reddick by recalling catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento.

Craig Gentry got the start in right field in New York on Tuesday.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español