Reddick Surgery a Success


Josh-ReddickBy Charlie O. Mallonee

Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Josh Reddick has undergone successful surgery on his injured right wrist that plagued him throughout the 2013 season.

The surgery was performed at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts by Dr. Mark Belsky. Dr. Belsky performed a TFCC debridement of Reddick’s right wrist. Reddick is expected to be fully recovered by the start of Spring Training in February.

The injury forced Reddick to disabled list twice during the 2013 season. He first went on the DL from May 7 to 30 after batting just .152 to begin the season. Reddick hit .287 after returning from the DL but the nagging injury continued to bother him – especially at the plate where he was hitting .213 overall. The second stint on the DL ran from August 26 to September 10. Reddick hit .304 in his final 17 games.

The A’s are hoping that the surgery will allow Reddick to come out of the gate 100% healthy to begin the 2014 season.