HOUSTON (AP) Josh Reddick never expected to hear from the Houston Astros.
"I didn't know if I was on these guy's radar," the outfielder said Wednesday after finalizing a $52 million, four-year contract. "It was something that came out of nowhere for me, not in a bad way. I was very excited to hear from them. Texas is something that brings me a little closer to home."
Reddick, who is from Georgia, was drafted by Boston in 2006, traded to Oakland after the 2011 season and dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers at last summer's trade deadline on Aug. 1. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Houston and Oakland talked about a possible deal.