Astros to activate Josh Reddick from concussion disabled list

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 10: Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick (22) prepares for the batter's box during the MLB game between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros on June 10, 2107 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
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The Houston Astros will be activating outfielder Josh Reddick from their seven-day concussion disabled list on Tuesday, the club officially announced on Monday evening. In what will become a corresponding roster move, the Astros have already optioned fellow outfielder Derek Fisher back down to Triple-A Fresno after a short stint atop the highest level in Reddick’s absence.

As it stands today, Fisher is ranked as the Astros’ No. 4 overall prospect and No. 2 outfield prospect, according to MLB.com.

On the other hand, the 30-year-old Reddick is currently in the midst of his first go-round as a member of the Astros after notably splitting last season between the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to arriving in Oakland in 2012, he originally broke into the major leagues as a member of the Boston Red Sox back in 2009.

Over the course of 59 appearances and 210 at-bats thus far into the 2017 regular season, Reddick is now batting .281 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in addition to a .338-on-base percentage. Last season, over the course of 115 regular-season appearances between both the Athletics and Dodgers, he batted .281 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs and a .345 on-base percentage. Now a nine-year big-league veteran, Reddick owns a .257 career batting average to accompany his 102 home runs, 370 RBIs and a .318 on-base percentage.

Entering play on Tuesday evening against the rival Athletics, the surging Astros will be sporting a stellar 47-24 record, which marks the best record in all of baseball.

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