The Oakland Athletics activated Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list ahead of Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners, when the A's will face starting pitcher Felix Hernandez in the first of six consecutive games against right-handed starters. Reddick will bat eighth and play right field. To make room on the active roster, the A's optioned rookie right-handed batter Tyler Ladendorf to Triple-A Nashville.
An oblique injury has kept Reddick out of several weeks of spring training since March 7. Reddick resumed playing in minor league spring games on March 27, avoiding the MLB team's games to allow the club to backdate his stay on the disabled list. Reddick played in two games for the Class A-Advanced Stockton Ports for their opening series in San Bernardino. He is expected to start in right field this afternoon.
Tyler Ladendorf earned his first career hit, a triple, in Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland's 10-0 win against left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler. He went 2-for-10 with one walk and one strikeout, appearing in four games and making two starts. He impressed this spring on both sides of the ball, showing great range at multiple positions, and batted .318/.328/.455 in 67 spring training plate appearances with one walk, 15 strikeouts, and a stolen base.