The Astros have placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 10-day disabled list with a leg infection, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart:
Source: Astros are putting OF Josh Reddick on DL and OF Jake Marisnick will be activated. Reddick has been slowed by an infection on his leg.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 23, 2018
Reddick, 31, was one of the most valuable hitters in the majors last season, posting a .314/.363/.484 slash line for the World Champion Astros. While he’s been fine this season, his production has certainly dropped off a bit, as he’s hitting .227/.331/.409 with six homers in 154 plate appearances. One would assume that a leg infection wouldn’t keep him out of action for much longer than 10 days, though obviously there are some infections that are much more serious than others and it’ll be tough to know for sure until he’s back on the field.
Outfielder Jake Marisnick — who was optioned to Triple-A last week in hopes that he could work his way out of a slump that caused him to hit .141/.151/.282 over his first 87 plate appearances — was recalled to take Reddick’s spot on the roster. The Astros started J.D. Davis in left field and Tony Kemp in center last night as Reddick sat out, so it’s unclear whether those two or Marisnick will assume the lion’s share of the playing time in his absence.