Athletics' Josh Reddick out indefinitely with broken thumb

Friday May 20th, 2016

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Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is out indefinitely with a broken thumb, manager Bob Melvin said Thursday.

Reddick fractured his thumb sliding into second base during the seventh inning of the Athletics’ 4–1 loss to the Yankees on Thursday. Reddick was trying to steal second when his thumb got caught on the base.

“Frustrating isn't even the right word," Reddick said after the game. “I'm ticked off more than anything. I was having a great season and now this. Something so simple can be so damaging.”

Reddick also said after the game he would see a hand specialist, and expects to miss four to six weeks with the injury.

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In 41 games so far this season, Reddick is hitting .322 with five home runs and 18 RBIs.

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