Reddick looks forward to hanging out with 'rednecks' in Texas

After officially agreeing to terms with the Houston Astros on a four-year contract Wednesday, outfielder Josh Reddick is looking forward to making a return to the South and enjoying a simpler life away from California.

The 29-year-old native of Savannah, Ga., explained to reporters, including MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, why he was so excited about playing in a Southern state.

“Texas is something that brings me closer to home, and it’s more my Southern roots and I can hang out with rednecks a little more,” Reddick said.

Before inking his deal with the Astros, the 29-year-old spent his entire big-league career on either the East or West Coast, playing three seasons with the Boston Red Sox and four-and-a-half with the Oakland Athletics before a deadline trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers in August.

Reddick, a Gold Glove winner in 2012, owns a career slash line of .255/.316/.430 with 96 home runs and 346 RBIs.

MLB | theScore

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