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Josh Reddick activated from disabled list, Andy Parrino optioned to Sacramento River Cats; injury updates

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Josh Reddick returns from his second visit to the disabled list. We update you on the A's remaining injuries.

Look at all that defensive production!
Look at all that defensive production!
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The Oakland Athletics announced today that right fielder Josh Reddick was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list ahead of this evening's game against the Houston Astros. Reddick, 27, had been on the disabled list since June 29 with a right knee strain suffered during the A's trip against the Miami Marlins.

Andy Parrino, 28, was optioned to the Sacramento River Cats yesterday to make room for Reddick on the active roster. Parrino himself had been recalled on July 12 after Alberto Callaspo suffered a right hamstring strain. This was his second brief appearance on the active roster for the A's this year. In his five games for the Athletics over two stints, Parrino is 3-for-12 with two walks and two doubles, giving him a slash line of .250/.357/.417 while striking out four times. Parrino has had opportunities to play at second base, third base, short stop, and left field.

Yoenis Cespedes, 28, will likely be demoted to backup walkoff pie thrower. Cespedes served in that role during the July 18 victory against the Baltimore Orioles, during which third baseman Josh Donaldson ended the game on a walkoff three-run home run.

Other injuries

Alberto Callaspo and Kyle Blanks are the two remaining injured players on the Major League roster expected to return this year.

Switch-hitting infielder Alberto Callaspo, 31, believes he'll return around the end of the month, according to a report by Susan Slusser on July 20. Slusser believes Eric Sogard stands a good chance of being the odd person out when Callaspo returns.

Right-handed batting first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks, 27, was sidelined after what Bob Melvin described as a calf muscle tear. In a report by the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser on July 13, "Blanks ... isn't close to a rehab assignment yet, he still cannot run, according to Melvin." Nate Freiman is currently serving in the role of right-handed batting first baseman.