In what has undoubtedly been a busy afternoon for Jeff Luhnow, the Astros have announced they have agreed to terms with former Dodger’s outfielder Josh Reddick.
Josh Reddick adds another left handed batter to the Astros right-handed dominant lineup. Reddick batted .281/.345/.405 and knocked in 10 home-runs in 115 games for both the A’s and Dodgers in 2016.
Luhnow promised to be aggressive in the off-season, and proved that by signing his third player in just two days. The Astros are clearly trying to spend to win now, and appear intent on putting together a championship calibre roster in 2017.
Josh Reddick has more experience playing right-field, so it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up contributing the most for the Astros. He could potentially fill the void in left-field, but he hasn’t manned that position since 2011 with the Red Sox. It's possible Reddick takes over right-field and finally bumps Springer to center, giving us an outfield with Aoki at left, Springer at center, and Reddick at right.
It will be interesting to see if the Astros make any more moves, because the roster is pretty set as is. A core of Altuve-Bregman-Springer-Correa-Guriel-Reddick-Gattis/McCann-Aoki promises to be an explosive offense in 2017.
This flurry of moves proves that Luhnow and Crane aren’t messing around this off-season; the motto for this season should be get a ring or die trying.
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