Found April 03, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, who dislocated his shoulder during the first game of the year on Monday, has been placed on the DL, and will miss at least 13 weeks after surgery to repair torn cartilage. He'll be replaced on the active roster by Derrick Robinson, and it's expected that Chris Heisey will get most of the reps in left field while Ludwick is hurt. The Reds re-signed the 34-year old Ludwick to a two-year, $15 million deal this winter after he hit 26 homers last year with Cincinnati, his first with the club after spending 2011 with the Padres and Pirates. The 2,6 fWAR he amasssed in 2012 was his highest total since his breakout 2008 season with the Cardinals, and he was scheduled to be the Reds cleanup hitter this year, in between Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. With Ludwick out until the summer, the 28-year old Heisey will gain substantial playing time for the first time in his career. Heisey has been a part-time player for the Reds over the last thr...
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