Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Breaking News - In the third inning of the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day loss to the Anaheim Angels, Ryan Ludwick had to leave the game because of a shoulder injury. Further tests revealed on Tuesday that Ludwick has torn cartilage in his right shoulder and will require surgery to repair the injury. He is scheduled to undergo the knife Wednesday. MLB Impact - Ludwick, who has been a journeyman ballplayer since joining the majors in 2002, will miss at least 3-months while recuperating from his surgery to repair the torn cartilage.  The slugging outfielder who filled in nicely for Joey Votto last year as a key cog in the offensive attack of the Reds, had his second most productive season in his career, hitting .275, while hitting 26 dingers and knocking in 80 runs in only 422 at bats. While there is no guarantee that Ludwick could had duplicated those numbers, there is no doubt that the Reds will be looking frantically for a replacement that can bring both, a solid bat as well as a vete...
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