Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:33:15 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) iced down his left throwing shoulder after five innings of spring action Tuesday, March 4, like he usually does, but he did not have to ice his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder. "I haven't iced it all spring. That's how good it feels," Ludwick said. "I haven't been in the training room, except for stretching it. I feel great. It's not aching. Let's knock on wood to keep it that way." He tore the labrum in his right shoulder on opening day last season and missed four months to rehab from surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Ludwick is getting a little long in the tooth, but he can still be a cheap source of power late on draft day. In mixed formats, he is still worth a late-round pick, but he will likely be a middle- to late-round selection in most NL-only formats.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:16:56 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Aug. 11. He is expected to return to action Monday, Aug. 12. The team optioned OF Derrick Robinson to Triple-A Louisville in the corresponding roster move. Ludwick has been sidelined since Opening Day due to a shoulder injury.
Fantasy Tip: With Ludwick back in action, it's bad news for Chris Heisey, who will see less playing time. Ludwick might be a forgotten man in fantasy leagues, and could be a cheap source of power down the stretch. You might want to keep him reserved for at least a week while he knocks off the rust, however. He managed just six hits in 44 at-bats during his minor-league rehab assignment.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:52:20 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds expect OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) to come off the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 12, when the team begins a road trip against the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Ludwick hasn't played since separating his shoulder on Opening Day. He might be a cheap source of power in NL-only fantasy leagues and mixed formats if he is available off the waiver wire.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:29:31 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 9, and placed C Corky Miller (thigh) on the disabled list with a bruised right thigh in a corresponding move. OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) is expected to be activated Sunday, Aug. 11.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:37:36 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 7, and C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) and OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) aren't far behind him. Broxton didn't allow a run in two rehab innings with Triple-A Louisville, giving up five hits, no walks and striking out five. Hanigan took batting practice two weeks ago, and his wrist only hurts him when swinging. Hanigan should come off the DL Wednesday or Friday, Aug. 9. Ludwick has played in eight rehab games, but is only 2-for-28 at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Devin Mesoraco is likely to continue to see the majority of starts behind the dish, especially if Hanigan's wrist still bothers him when swinging. Ludwick should return to his role as the everyday left fielder. He'll be useful in deep mixed leagues with five outfield spots.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:43:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) is playing left field for Triple-A Louisville Tuesday, July 30.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:30:20 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) took batting practice on the field Friday, July 19, and could begin a rehab assignment Monday, July 22, if he does not suffer any setbacks.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:17:10 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab assignment from a shoulder surgery and expects to begin a rehab assignment this month. He said he is swinging at 85 percent and is not feeling any pain.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:07:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) hasn't had a rehab assignment scheduled yet despite feeling good.
Fantasy Tip: We guess previous reports of one last week didn't come to fruition. He'll probably get a chance to contribute fantasy numbers before Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) does, but any failure to show anything significant could lead to a Billy Hamilton sighting later in the summer.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:05:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will throw on the field Friday, June 14, for the first time since his April shoulder surgery. He said he thinks he's about two months away from returning.
Fantasy Tip: Chris Heisey or Billy Hamilton later this summer, but he'd be an upgrade over Cincy's current left-field timeshare between Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson.