The Dodgers acquired outfielder Josh Reddick from the A’s at the non-waiver trade deadline, and his two months during the regular season couldn’t have been more different. But the ultimate result was an underwhelming tenure in Los Angeles.
What went right
Reddick was hot in September, hitting .382/.417/.544 with five doubles and two home runs.
He reached base in 17 of his final 19 starts of the regular season.
Hit .308 (8-for-26) with a walk in the postseason, including 4-for-8 (.500) with a walk with runners on base.
Noted wrestling fan Reddick played a large role in the Dodgers adding a player of the game belt for the stretch run in September.
What went wrong
Reddick’s first impression was not strong, starting his Dodgers career 0-for-15 and 1-for-23. That led to a .161/.223/.172 August that saw him without an RBI until a single in his 94th and final plate appearance of the month, on Aug. 31.
He didn’t have an extra-base hit in 104 plate appearances against left-handers all season, going 15-for-97 (.155). That included 4-for-33 (.121) with no walks and eight strikeouts against southpaws with the Dodgers.
Reddick hit .258/.307/.335 with the Dodgers after hitting .291/.368/.449 in 68 games with the A’s.
He had no extra-base hits in the postseason.
Stats: .258/.307/.335, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 0.2 rWAR, 0.0 fWAR in 47 games with Dodgers
Salary: $6.575 million, of which the Dodgers were responsible for just over $2.22 million.
How acquired: Reddick was acquired along with pitcher Rich Hill from Oakland on Aug. 1 in exchange for pitchers Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes.
Game of the year
Reddick was 3-for-4 with a double and a grand slam, driving in five runs and scoring three in a 14-1 victory over the Rockies on Sept. 24 at Dodger Stadium.
Reddick will be a free agent the morning after the World Series. Because he switched teams midseason, Reddick is ineligible to receive a qualifying offer, which means no compensation for the Dodgers should he sign elsewhere.