OAKALND (KRON) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick, who is having one of the better first halves on the team, said he is not happy about how he is being used–and he is blaming A’s management.
He is hitting .330 against right-handers, but only .152 against lefties. Reddick said general manager Billy Beane is the reason why he’s not getting as much playing time against lefties.
For example, Reddick said he was slated to start against the Colorado Rockies’ left-hander Jorge de la Rosa but received a text message from manger Bob Melvin that it had been “vetoed.”
“Everybody knows what situations our general manager puts up there,” Reddick said in a radio interview. “There’s probably so many numbers they could dig into their computers with, and try to find one just to keep me out of the lineup.”
Reddick went 2-for-4 and started in right field Friday at O.co Coliseum against the Seattle Mariners. J.A. Happ, a left-handed pitcher, started for the Mariners.
The A’s lost the game 9-5, as the Mariners slugged four home runs in the game.