Banged-up Reddick returns to A's lineup

Banged-up Reddick returns to A's lineup

OAKLAND -- Josh Reddick returned to the A's lineup on Saturday after missing two consecutive games while nursing injuries sustained Wednesday.

With Reddick available again, manager Bob Melvin was able to give a much-needed day off to another banged-up outfielder: Coco Crisp. Sam Fuld led off and started in his stead in center field.

Reddick, who hurt his left ankle and, more significantly, his neck on Wednesday, is not considered 100 percent, but as Melvin noted, "everyone's a little banged up at this time of year, anyway."

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