Newsclip®: [Sports] Smolinski takes Reddick’s spot on A’s roster - SFGate

"Smolinski takes Reddick’s spot on A’s roster Shortly before midnight Thursday in Nashville, Jake Smolinski was heading to bed when his phone buzzed. By Friday afternoon, he was at his Coliseum locker preparing to start in right field. Smolinski, who was batting .248 in Triple-A with three home runs and 15 RBIs, is accustomed to this quick turnaround. Last season, after Oakland picked him up off waivers from Texas, he hit .226 with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 41 games. When Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb suffered Thursday, manager Bob Melvin figured the right-handed Smolinski would be an ideal fit Friday against Yankees lefty C.C. Sabathia. When you get him some consistent at-bats, like anybody he seems like he does a lot better. The A’s are waiting for Dr. James Andrews, who performed the July 28 surgery on right-hander Henderson Alvarez’s right shoulder, to review his latest MRI results. The A’s",

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