Reddick hopes to rejoin roster next week in New York

Reddick hopes to rejoin roster next week in New York

OAKLAND -- On the disabled list with a hyperextended right knee, Josh Reddick will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, and he hopes to rejoin the A's in New York next Tuesday against the Mets.

Reddick will fly to Texas on Tuesday morning before meeting up with the River Cats in Round Rock on Wednesday. He expects to play several innings Wednesday and Thursday, rest Friday and play two more games in New Orleans over the weekend.

"They want to get me comfortable as possible," Reddick said. "I'm not opposed to that by any means, taking more days than usual."

The right fielder originally believed he might only need a one-to-two game assignment, but he and manager Bob Melvin prefer to take it slow, giving Reddick time to fully recover and get some hits.

"Today's the first day of an actual full routine," Reddick said Monday, when he ran the bases at O.co Coliseum. "Got everything done besides seeing live pitching."

Reddick hurt his knee banging into the wall in Anaheim on May 31 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 3. He was eligible to be activated on Monday.

In 168 at-bats this season, Reddick is hitting .214 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

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