Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Ryan Ludwick dislocated his shoulder yesterday. That is certainly a different injury than a separated shoulder. The injury is almost guaranteed to lead to a trip to the DL for Ludwick, the question is how long. I have been asked several times in the three hours since the injury was announced, so I will just address it here. No matter how long of a trip Ludwick is expected to see, I would not call up Billy Hamilton right now, even if Ludwick would be unfortunate enough to have to miss the entire season. My plan would be to play Chris Heisey in center and slide Choo over to left field. I would then call up one of the older outfielders from Louisville currently not on the 40-man roster. Whether that is Phipps, Perez or Robinson doesn’t matter much to me. The guy they will call up, unless it winds up being Hamilton, won’t start and each of those guys does bring something a little different off of the bench (Perez is probably the most well rounded in terms off offense and defense, but he...
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