Ryan Ludwick feeding off 'naysayers' in comeback quest

There is arguably no better sports story than one involving an underdog rising above expectations to prove critics wrong. And this is precisely the story that Ryan Ludwick is trying to write with the Reds this season.Last year was definitely one to forget for the 35-year-old veteran. Ludwick was injured on Opening Day and essentially missed the entire season. Sure, he was able to...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ludwick working to get back into form

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Ryan Ludwick is a man with a plan that has a ban: I won't slide head first into third base, or any base, any time soon." That's what he did on Opening Day last season and it wrecked his season and wrecked any offensive production for the team in left field. The head first slide obliterated his right shoulder. It required surgery and he didn't play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Ludwick explains controversial remarks about fans with heartfelt response

Ryan Ludwick drew the ire of many Reds fans on Wednesday when he expressed his discontent with the lack of intensity and energy in the stadium during the series against the New York Mets. Now, the 35-year-old has issued a series of comments addressing the matter, which he hopes will help clear the air between him and the fans. In an interview with legendary sports writer Hal...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Putting the pressure on Ludwick

The Reds were pretty smart about whom they sent out to Reds Day at King’s Island. The attendees, like Cingrani here, were the ones who performed the best most recently and therefore least likely to draw scorn.Yesterday was Reds day at King’s Island. It seems like every year that they have this event it coincides with the team foundering. To Reds’ fans’ credit, I only saw...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ludwick to start rehab assignment

Ooh, and just think all the fun discussions about line-up construction we can have with another right-handed threat!At last the Reds have hope of getting some help for the left side of the field and the right side of the plate. Ryan Ludwick, who has been on the DL since Opening Day, is finally slated to begin his rehab assignment. Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder sliding...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds to place Ryan Ludwick on disabled list

The Reds will be without left fielder and clean-up hitter Ryan Ludwick for a while, as the club announced Tuesday that they will place him on the 15-day disabled list. A corresponding move will be announced prior to Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Angels. Ludwick is slated to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder. The 34-year...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Ludwick could be the next Reds move

by: Parker Perry Staff Writer  After three innings of the baseball winter meetings, the Cincinnati Reds are still scoreless.  Though it appears at the start of day two of the three day winter meeting, the Reds will start with a man in scoring position.  It's looking more and more like Ryan Ludwick.  The Cincinnati Reds seem more interested in keeping the band...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ludwick again a free agent

Ryan Ludwick attempts to drive in a run.We all knew it was going to happen, but yesterday Ryan Ludwick made it official. He declined his option for next year and became a free agent. Had he elected to take the option, he would have had another year and $5 million. On the open market he can probably get a 2-year deal and somewhat more millions, having hit .275 with 26 home runs in...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Ludwick says Petco Park screwed up his swing

Ryan Ludwick was traded from the Cardinals to the Padres in 2010 and spent two miserable half seasons in San Diego. In 160 games with the Pads, he hit .228 with a .659 OPS. Compare that to the 37 home runs he hit for St. Louis in 2008, and his .290 lifetime average at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Ludwick signed with the Reds as a free agent and says playing in the spacious Petco Park...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Ludwick signing concludes shopping needs

The Reds' offseason shopping could very well be complete. The club agreed to terms Tuesday with outfielder Ryan Ludwick on a one-year, 2.5 million deal. The Reds wouldn't confirm the deal until Ludwick passes his physical. Speaking in general terms, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the club might go to spring training with the roster as is. The Reds are still in the...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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