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Ryan Cook Reinstated and Josh Reddick to DL


The Oakland Athletics just announced via Twitter that Ryan Cook has been reinstated, as was expected, and Josh Reddick, who suffered a hyper-extended knee during the Angels series over the weekend, was placed on the 15 day disabled list.

There had been a lot of speculation as to what moves the A’s would make in order to get Ryan Cook reinstated into the lineup.  Some bloggers and reporters had guessed that Luke Gregerson, Eric Sogard or Kyle Blankswould be sent down to AAA Sacramento but now the speculation will have to be delayed.

With Reddick’s visit to the DL set retroactively to June 1st, the A’s have two weeks to make their final decision on how to keep Cook in the lineup. Cook, 2012 All Star relief pitcher, has been on the DL since early May.

*EDIT* Susan Slusser has reported that Brandon Moss is back in the starting lineup tonight against the Yankees.

Tags: Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics Ryan Cook

  • EyeTrustBillE

    seems to me the only people who think Gregerson should have ever been sent down are people on this site. Still have yet to see any convincing argument as to why. Y’all need to give Baseball Reference or Fangraphs a try once.

    • Tony Frye

      I’m not saying he should have been but there was a lot of talk on several blogs as well as 95.7, for what that’s worth, that Gregerson was the most logical choice. The only pitcher that isn’t producing great numbers is Johnson but you won’t see him demoted any time soon.

      • Frankie Martinez

        I would love if Johnson could rediscover his nasty sinker and pitch location in the minors. While we bring up somebody that can actually contribute to some wins.

        • Tony Frye

          If he could find his pitches at home, the A’s would be virtually unbeatable with a lead. There are so many union rules surrounding a demotion to AAA, I’m not sure if Johnson is even eligible for assignment at this point.

          • Frankie Martinez

            I believe each player has the three options. It would be crazy if they did send him to the minors for rehab assignments for some “injury.”

          • Tony Frye

            Johnson has “Veteran Consent” so he can say no to a minor league assignment. If I’m not mistaken, he’d have to go through waivers AND give permission to be put on the minor league team. If he didn’t give permission, the A’s would either drop him or keep him (paying him either way) so you risk running him through waivers only to keep him on the 25 man roster.

            Now, if I were struggling, I might consider the assignment (I’m getting paid either way) but there is still the gamble of clearing waivers and I’m sure there are teams that think they can fix Johnson and utilize his skills.

          • Frankie Martinez

            I honestly believe Johnson is pitching injured. How can he be this bad after stellar seasons before he joined the A’s? It’s not like he pitched in the National league and getting accustomed to the American League. He pitched in the Al East with heavy lineups…it has to be an injury…has to

          • http://swinginas.com/ Tony Frye

            I’d buy into that theory 100% except it doesn’t explain his 1.98 road ERA with the exact same number of games (11) played. He’s quite the conundrum this year.

          • Frankie Martinez

            You’re totally correct. It is completely unexplainable. The coliseum is a pitchers park, which is funny why he has a bloated ERA at home. Totally a conundrum. We need him to get his act back together, so we can win some games at home. I hate that the Giants have a better record than us, when we have the better team…

  • Drone

    No one is discussing sending down Gregerson. He would be the best reliever on 29 other teams. This article is idiotic.

    • Tony Frye

      Nobody is disputing the numbers. Except for some early struggles, he’s been a great addition to the pen. Any speculation that I’ve read or heard on the radio pointed mostly to the fact that he’s a right handed thrower. You’re not sending down a lefty for Cook (Abad, Francis) and the only other righty would be Otero who can give you a longer relief outing.

      I have seen some people suggest that Sogard or Blanks would be sent down which could be likely since they just dropped Rodriguez for Vogt. It’s all speculation and the point of that sentence was to say they’ve avoided making a very tough decision until Reddick comes back or O’Flaherty is ready (whichever comes first).

      • Drone

        Sending down Sogard makes the most sense. You have two switch hitters in Callaspo and Punto that can play 2b. You dont need 3 2bs. A delay decision could also mean Vogt heads back in a few weeks. Even contemplating sending down Gregerson shows very little understanding of the game. Whoever your source is, i’d suggest ignoring it next time….it makes you look really bad.

        • Linda Radcliffe

          sogard being sent down doesn’t sound like a good idea because he is out of options and would have to be DFA

          • EyeTrustBillE

            Sogard can be optioned, and even if he couldn’t be, he should be DFA’d. He won’t be missed by people who know what they are talking about.

          • Linda Radcliffe

            are you insinuating that I don’t know what I am talking about? The fact that you say he wont be missed is probably your opinion. I know BB likes Sogard as does Melvin so I am not sure that would happen. If they have no other recourse I guess it is possible.