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Melvin: Reddick may need brief rehab stint

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OAKLAND -- Josh Reddick took on-field batting practice Saturday and ran more extensively than he had since going on the disabled list June 3 with a hyperextended right knee.

The right fielder, who hurt his knee banging into the wall making a catch in Anaheim, suggested that making sharp cuts while running would be the next step toward a return. On Friday, he was limited to "striders" -- more straight-ahead running.

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OAKLAND -- Josh Reddick took on-field batting practice Saturday and ran more extensively than he had since going on the disabled list June 3 with a hyperextended right knee.

The right fielder, who hurt his knee banging into the wall making a catch in Anaheim, suggested that making sharp cuts while running would be the next step toward a return. On Friday, he was limited to "striders" -- more straight-ahead running.

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Reddick is eligible to be activated on Monday, but manager Bob Melvin reiterated that he may need a brief rehab stint.

"I don't think it's a bad idea to get a few games in regardless, when you've sat that long and not seeing live pitching. But that's something we'll discuss here in the near future."

In 168 at-bats this season, Reddick is hitting .214 with four home runs.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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