And you thought the Houston Astros were done after Brian McCann? With a tough pitching market, Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow has looked to improve the lineup.
Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan is reporting the Astros have signed outfielder Josh Reddick to a four-year, $52 million contract.
Sources: Josh Reddick's deal is four years for $52 million.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 17, 2016
Reddick, 29, played the 2016 season with the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted .281 (112x393) with 53 runs scored, 10 home runs, 37 RBIs, eight stolen bases, .345 OBP, 107 OPS+, and 106 wRC+ in 115 games.
The 2006 17th round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox has been known for higher energy and excellent arm in right field.
With Reddick in the fold, the Astros have plenty of option outfield, Reddick could easily push George Springer to center or vice-versa. Or Houston could leave Jake Marisnick in center and have Reddick and Springer flank him in the corner. Either way, the Astros have a tremendous outfield defense going forward.