First news of Dodgers’ OF, Josh Reddick possibly suiting up in an Astros uniform in the 2017 season came from MLB columnist for Yahoo Sports, Jeff Passan.
Passan reported the only thing standing between the free agent and an Astros uniform is a pending physical.
— MLB (@MLB) November 17, 2016
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 17, 2016
According to sources, Reddick is expected to sign a four-year contract worth more than $50 million.
Sources: Josh Reddick's deal is four years for $52 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 17, 2016
The Astros acquired ex-Yankee, Brian McCann less than an hour before the Reddick announcement. Astro’s GM Jeff Luhnow has focused on building a core that includes Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Alex Bregman.
Houston will bring in two left-handed bats to replace Colby Rasmus, who had a below average 2016 season.
Josh Reddick’s Time in Los Angeles
Reddick’s time in L.A. was short lived, as the Dodgers acquired the outfielder from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline. He finished the season batting .258/.307/.335 with two home runs and nine RBI’s with the Dodgers.
Reddick was a much needed reinforcement back in August with many Dodgers’ outfielders on the disabled list, and in some cases moved down to Triple-A, but with the return of players like Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig, his presence was no longer required.
L.A. will miss you Reddick!