Oakland has not had much success to this point in 2016 and things didn't get better Friday.
Outfielder Josh Reddick, who has proven to be one of only a few consistent starting options for the A's this season, will be out for four to six weeks with a fractured thumb.
Before going down, Reddick, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, batted .322.
Although there has been some talk of Oakland considering an extension for Reddick, he is a candidate to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. However, that will only be realistic if he is healthy.
When he is ready to return, Reddick will likely require a rehab assignment. He might not have the opportunity to prove his value and as a result is unlikely to be a piece that can be moved in July.
More from the AL West:
- Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo left Friday's contest with a hamstring injury. Choo was recently activated from the disabled list.
- Wade Miley has proven to be a valuable player for the Mariners and that isn't expected to change moving forward.
- Tim Lincecum should be fun to watch in an Angels uniform, especially if he reaches about seven strikeouts per game.
- The Athletics should be able to have success without Josh Reddick in the lineup. The starting pitching will have to be consistent, though.
- Evan Gattis is back behind the plate in Houston, and the club already sees a difference in his defense and ability to call a game.