Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick whose been on the disabled list since he torn his laburn on his shoulder on opening day will be begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Dayton Dragons on Wednesday.
For about three weeks, Ludwick has been showing signs of improvement hes been hitting and also took batting practice with the ball club on Thursday and Friday which is great news for the team.
“I feel good,” Ludwick said. “I’ve had some sore days, but nothing that hasn’t gotten better within a day or two. I’d say I’m getting more sore if areas other than my shoulder — my back and my legs and wrist. It’s going to a process. It’s obviously going to be a longer rehab assignment. We’ll see how it plays out.”
It is evident that the Reds have miss the production fro
m Ludwick especially from the bat and also in the clubhouse because a
lot would say that Ludwick was the vocal leader of the team and i believe having that will hopefully boast the team up cause they sure need it. Last season he batted .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs. The Reds left field production have been alright in his absence but in power and getting runners in is where they miss him the most.
The Dayton Dragons will play at Lansing when Ludwick joins the team on Wednesday. For veterans that go to rehab assignments where the affiliates are playing home games, but the Louisville Bats, Double-A-Pensacola, and Dayton are all on the road. Ludwick can be on assignment for 20 days but hes hoping he wont need all of them. Only time will tell but we know he wont supply the power he contribute to last season but his presence in the clubhouse will be vital for the ballclub.