Former MLB Star Josh Reddick Has An Interesting New Baseball Home

Former Houston Astros player Josh Reddick throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park on October 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
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Former MLB player Josh Reddick announced the next move of his professional career via Twitter.

The former 2017 World Series champion with the Houston Astros is signing with the Perth Heat, a team in the Australian League.

He is starting a new, exciting chapter in his career.

Happy to announce I’ve signed to play for @perthheat! Thankful for this opportunity and I’m ready to help win a championship! I know @jenbasse & @jett_reddick are excited! Thanks Auntie Jenna! Let’s go Perth!,” he tweeted.

The Perth Heat, known as “The Bitcoin Baseball Team,” is a 15-time Claxton Shield Champion.

The 35-year-old Reddick is perhaps best known as one of the starting outfielders in that 2017 Astros team that won the Fall Classic, which he calls one of the best memories of his career.

Reddick Has Quite A Resume For The Australian League

He has played in 1,305 MLB games, has accumulated 146 home runs, and won the 2012 Gold Glove award in right field.

He has played for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks.

It may not seem like it, but Reddick’s career has been everything he has dreamed of.

Although he is not officially retired from MLB, he has a .262/.321/.426 slash line there.

The Perth Heat’s chief executive officer Steven Nelkovski said that Reddick, “is a superstar. This is a massive coup, not only for Perth Heat but the entire ABL.”

The Australian Baseball League has a high-profile reinforcement for the 2022-23 season in Reddick, a seasoned veteran that will probably contribute his vast experience in the playoffs.

Good luck to the outfielder in the next step of his career.

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