OAKLAND -- The A's began the second half without outfielder Josh Reddick, who will continue his Minor League rehab assignment through the weekend.
Reddick is scheduled to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Class A Advanced Stockton in Inland Empire. The A's will then re-evaluate him before deciding on a return date.
Reddick was placed on the disabled list June 29 with a strained right knee for the second time in a month, at which point the A's recalled first baseman Nate Freiman from Triple-A Sacramento. Freiman could stick on the roster when Reddick is activated, since fellow first baseman Kyle Blanks (left calf) is still rehabbing.
Blanks appears to still be at least a week away from his own rehab stint, and with Stephen Vogt continuing to swing a hot bat, the A's will likely be inclined to demote either Andy Parrino or Eric Sogard, even with Alberto Callaspo (right hamstring) on the DL.
Parrino got the start at second base on Friday, while Sogard remained on the bench. Sogard has started just three of the club's last 21 games and is batting .186 on the season.
"He's scuffling a little bit right now," said manager Bob Melvin. "It doesn't mean he's completely out of the mix. It's been tough for him here recently, and I haven't gotten him in the lineup to where he can get going. It's a combination of things for him. You can't get rolling until you get some at-bats and, to this point, he hasn't had any consistently."
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less