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AL West Notes: Reddick injury, Tim Lincecum signing

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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.

  • 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.