Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick has hit three homers and gone 9-for-24 (.375) with nine RBI and five walks against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done anything of note since returning from a shoulder injury that cost him more than four months this season. He's hitting .264 with two homers in 97 plate appearances. Maybe a matchup with Gallardo can help him get on the right track.
9/7/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is just 1-for-14 (.071) versus Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, is hitless over his last two games and getting a day off due to this unfavorable matchup should be expected.
8/25/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit his first home run of the season Saturday night against Milwaukee.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, has gone 4-for-7 over his last two games after starting off 4-for-24 (.167) after returning from the disabled list. The veteran had 26 home runs in just 422 at-bats last season.
8/23/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 8-for-22 (.364) with three homers and a 1.280 OPS versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, is batting just .167 in the nine games since his return and may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
8/15/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 0-for-7 with three K in four games since returning from the DL and he is 3-for-21 (.143) with seven K against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse in their previous meetings.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, isn't likely to find his stroke Thursday versus Lohse.
8/12/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick, activated from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday, will make his first appearance since opening day.
Insight: Ludwick, who dislocated his shoulder, has zero official at-bats having walked twice before the injury in game No. 1 of the season. He hit 26 HR and knocked in 80 runs last season. He'll bat sixth and play left field.
8/11/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: After Sunday's win over the Padres, the Reds activated left fielder Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Ludwick dislocated his shoulder on Opening Day and hasn't played since. Now that he's back, Chris Heisey will head back to the bench.
7/21/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will play rehab games starting Wednesday.
Insight: Ludwick has been on the disabled list since tearing his right shoulder on Opening Day. "I feel good," Ludwick said. "I’ve had some sore days but nothing that hasn’t gotten better within a day or two. I’d say I’m getting more sore if areas other than my shoulder -- my back and my legs and wrist. It’s going to a progress. It’s obviously going to be a longer rehab assignment. We’ll see how he plays out."
7/4/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick expects to start a rehab assignment at some point this month, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Ludwick has been on the disabled list since tearing his right shoulder on Opening Day. He's only experiencing minor pain when swinging a bat. The outfielder still is unlikely to return before August.
5/26/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick doesn't think he'll be back until mid-August. SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Ludwick was placed on the 60-day disabled list in April after tearing his right labrum diving into third base. The 34-year-old produced 26 HR and 80 RBI in 125 games for the Reds last season.
4/15/2013 9:07:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick has been transferred to the 60-day DL. He was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder earlier this month.
Insight: Ludwick was already expected to be out until the All-Star break so his timetable hasn't changed. Chris Heisey has struggled mightily in Ludwick's absence (.156 AVG in 12 games).
4/2/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder and will miss three months, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The team will call up Derrick Robinson, not Billy Hamilton.
Insight: Ludwick will be placed on the DL and Chris Heisey will slide into a starting role. Heisey had 18 homers in just 279 at-bats in 2011, but slipped last season. This could be a big opportunity for him and if he starts out well fantasy owners should quickly add him to their roster.
4/2/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick suffered a dislocated right shoulder and will have an MRI done on Tuesday to determine how bad the damage.
Insight: Ludwick will likely be placed on the DL and Chris Heisey will slide into a starting role. Heisey was close to a 20-20 guy in 2011, in just 279 at-bats, but slipped backward last season. This could be a big opportunity for him and if he starts out well fantasy owners should quickly add him to their roster.
4/1/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: The injury Ryan Ludwick suffered Monday was actually a dislocated right shoulder. SOURCE: C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Ouch. That should keep Ludwick on the shelf for a while. Chris Heisey will slide into a starting role now that Ludwick appears to be headed for the DL. Keep in mind that Jacoby Ellsbury missed three months with a similar injury last season.
4/1/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick left Monday's game against the Angels after injuring his right shoulder.
Insight: The injury occurred when Ludwick slid head first into first base. Chris Heisey has come on to take Ludwick's place.
2/21/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick will bat cleanup against left-handers, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report. He'll bat fifth against right-handers flip-flopping with outfielder Jay Bruce.
Insight: Ludwick wasn't healthy all last season due to a shoulder injury. Now 100 percent, he should return to his 2012 production level (.275, 26 HR, 80 RBI, .877 OPS).
12/7/2012 6:39:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Ryan Ludwick has decided to re-sign with the Reds for two years and $15 million according to Jon Heyman from CBS Sports.
Insight: Ludwick enjoyed a bounceback season in 2012 after struggling to just 13 HR and a .237 average in 2011. His 26 HR last year were the most he's hit since 2008 when he bopped a career-best 37 round-trippers for the Cardinals.
10/31/2012 7:17:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick declined his $5 million mutual option for next season.
Insight: The Reds and Ludwick (.275, 26 HR, 80 RBI) are reportedly working on a new deal so it looks like he'll be back in Cincinnati next season.
10/9/2012 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 4-for-5 (.800) against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong..
Insight: Ludwick had his best season since 2008, batting .275 with 26 HR and 80 RBI. He went 2-for-3 with a home run in Game 2 of the NLDS and figures to continue his hot hitting in this favorable matchup.
10/7/2012 10:51:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati outfielder Ryan Ludwick dealt with a groin injury at the end of the season, which might explain why he went 4-for-17 (.235) with zero homers in his final seven games. He should have a tough time in Game 2 of the ALDS against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: The righty-hitting Ludwick had a better average against righties but a better OPS against lefties this season. He went 0-for-3 in Game 1 and could go hitless again in Game 2 against Bumgarner -- Ludwick is 1-for-16 (.063) with two RBIs against Bumgarner.
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