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Athletics injury news: Josh Reddick, Brett Anderson

The A's received good news on a pair of players injured in yesterday's weekend finale.


The Oakland Athletics received a pair of injury scares yesterday during their weekend finale against the Houston Astros, but they got good news on outfielder Josh Reddick and left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson following the game, according to Casey Pratt of CSN Bay Area.

Reddick collided with the wall in foul territory in the fifth inning, while Anderson was struck on the hand by a comebacker in the second frame. Anderson remained in the contest and was able to finish his start, but Reddick was removed, as his injury appeared to be significant.

However, both players checked out fine after the game, as X-rays on Anderson's hand and Reddick's wrist both came back negative.

Reddick told reporters after the game that he had lost feeling in his wrist for a period of time following the collision. He willingly came out of the contest -- something that seriously concerned manager Bob Melvin. It's not clear if Reddick will need beyond Monday's off-day to recover, but it doesn't initially appear that the wrist will require a trip to the disabled list.

Anderson said that his finger looks "gnarly," but that it isn't a major concern. The big southpaw is expected to make his next scheduled start for the A's.


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