MINNEAPOLIS -- The A's moved one step closer to full health Tuesday by activating right fielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list prior to the start of their three-game series with the Twins.

Reddick has been out for 15 days after suffering another in a series of right wrist injuries late last month. He said he wasn't going to hurt the team by playing while impaired and took the first part of his stint on the disabled list resting the wrist, which was first injured in the first road series of the year in April when he slid into a wall in foul territory in Houston's Minute Maid Park.

The right fielder, whose spot has mostly been filled by first baseman Brandon Moss, has recently been able to take batting practice without feeling any pain, which gave the A's all the information they needed to get him active again.

Reddick is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, but it is possible he could start before the series is over on Thursday.

Manager Bob Melvin said he didn't want to use Reddick only as a defender or pinch-hitter, but Reddick said if his filling either of those roles would help the A's, he'd be willing to do either.

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