MIAMI -- Right fielder Josh Reddick went back on the A's disabled list Sunday morning, just five days after being activated from the DL.
Reddick was replaced on the A's roster by first baseman Nate Freiman, who was in Sunday's lineup with Brandon Moss moving to the outfield.
The original disabling injury was hyperextension of Reddick's right knee caused by a fall after colliding with the outfield wall at the Coliseum against the Angels June 1. He was activated Tuesday and was feeling fine until Saturday, when he felt pain in the same area as he went to make a throw.
Reddick was pessimistic Saturday night, but manager Bob Melvin said the right fielder was feeling better Sunday morning than he expected.
"He's aggravated the same injury,'' Melvin said. "We don't expect him to be on the field for five days. The best move for him was to go on the disabled list.''
Reddick had an MRI Sunday morning, but the A's don't have the results yet, so there is no telling how extensive the injury is.
John Jaso got the start off because he caught 14 innings in Saturday's four-hour, 47-minute game and "he's got some dead legs'' Melvin said.
Derek Norris went through a full series of back exercises before the game and said he was feeling better, but he wasn't likely to play Sunday and his status for the series in Detroit starting Monday is up in the air.
The man who did get the start, Stephen Vogt, was playing after being hit by a pitch Saturday.
"I wouldn't have been able to make it to the apartment to get my bag, but Amanda was in town and she went and packed for me,'' Freiman said.
"Amanda'' is Amanda Blumenherst, Freiman's wife, who is a regular on the LPGA Tour. Because of their jobs, the two hadn't seen each other in a month before Blumenherst arrived in Sacramento for the weekend, just in time to see Freiman called up. She may make it to Detroit for the series that starts Monday.
"She packed a suit, a couple of T-shirts and the cell phone charger,'' Freiman said.
Although he was happy to be back in the big leagues for the first time this season, Freiman was distressed that it was because of an injury to Reddick
"It's really too bad about Red,'' Freiman said. "He was rehabbing with us before he came off (the DL), and everybody really liked him. We all feel bad for him.''
Freiman was hitting .277 with 20 doubles, 14 homers and 69 RBIs in 76 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
He said he's lowered his hands and moved his legs closer together, the better to bring out the extra-base power in his 6-foot-8 frame and "I had a slow start, but the last two months have been good.''
"I can't see very well while wearing it,'' Doolittle said. "But I had it on and we won, so it works.''
Doolittle said the helmet stays in the clubhouse during games and gets worn by relievers after they come out of games.