Melvin: Reddick may need brief rehab stint

Melvin: Reddick may need brief rehab stint

OAKLAND -- Josh Reddick took on-field batting practice Saturday and ran more extensively than he had since going on the disabled list June 3 with a hyperextended right knee.

The right fielder, who hurt his knee banging into the wall making a catch in Anaheim, suggested that making sharp cuts while running would be the next step toward a return. On Friday, he was limited to "striders" -- more straight-ahead running.

Reddick is eligible to be activated on Monday, but manager Bob Melvin reiterated that he may need a brief rehab stint.

"I don't think it's a bad idea to get a few games in regardless, when you've sat that long and not seeing live pitching. But that's something we'll discuss here in the near future."

In 168 at-bats this season, Reddick is hitting .214 with four home runs.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.