Dodgers Villain Continues Professional Baseball Career Overseas
After several seasons of inconsistent play, former Dodgers outfielder Josh Reddick will be moving to another country to continue getting paid to play baseball. Reddick revealed he will be heading to Australia to play for the Perth Heat.
Reddick was a member the 2017 champion Houston Asterisks. His tweet that he has “Zero regrets” about being part of the team that stole signs while on their way to a championship earned him the ire of Dodgers fan .
The outfielder played 47 games for the Dodgers after the team acquired him in a 2016 trade at the deadline that also brought Rich Hill to LA. In 155 at-bats, Reddick recorded a . 307 OBP and six home runs.
He signed as a free agent with Houston that fall. After four seasons in Texas the team released Reddick. Reddick signed with the Diamondbacks, before being released in August 2021..
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He subsequently spent a couple of a weeks on the Mets, but never appeared in a regular season game, before he was released again.
This year, he played in Dominican winter ball as well as the Mexican League. He’s now off to Australia.
The one-time Gold Glove winner owns a .262/.321/. 426 slash line across 13-year MLB seasons. Reddick’s time in the majors as a starter is over, barring a miracle turn of events. Maybe it was easier to hit when you knew what pitch was coming.
Regardless of what, Dodgers fans are probably not shedding any tears at Reddick’s current career status.
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