The Houston Astros and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced on Wednesday, the team agreed to terms on a four-year contract with free agent outfielder Josh Reddick.
Reddick, 29, set single-season career highs in both batting average (.281) and on-base percentage (.345) across 115 games in 2016. He received a Rawlings Gold Glove Award while hitting 32 home runs as a member of the 2012 AL West Division Champion Oakland A's. Trout
The left-handed hitter set single-season career highs in both batting average (.281) and on-base percentage (.345) across 115 games in 2016. He split time between the A’s and Los Angles Dodgers.
The Astros press release notes Reddick’s great 2016 season in the field and at bat:
Reddick crushed right-handed pitching during the 2016 regular season to the tune of a .322 batting average, which ranked eighth among all Major League hitters (min. 300 PA). He also posted a .386 on-base percentage, .485 slugging percentage and .871 OPS against right-handed pitchers in 2016.
Reddick has been one of the AL's best defensive outfielders throughout his career, and in 2012 received a Rawlings Gold Glove Award as the top defensive right fielder in the AL. Among AL outfielders over the last five seasons, he ranks fourth in defensive runs saved (41) and tied for fifth in assists (40).
The Astros now have 38 players on their 40-man roster with the signing of Reddick.
Sidenote: Reddick looks great in Astros gear —