Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:08:21 -0700
Updating a previous story, Cincinnati Reds 2B Skip Schumaker (concussion) was activated form the seven-day concussion list Sunday, July 20. He started and finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and RBI.
Fantasy Tip: With all the injuries the Reds are dealing with right now, Schumaker is going to get plenty of playing time. However, he provides limited fantasy production and is really only worth considering in NL-only leagues.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:04:38 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds are expected to activate 2B Skip Schumaker (concussion) Sunday, July 20, and have him in the starting lineup. The team is waiting until after batting practice to make the final call.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:20:35 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Skip Schumaker (concussion) passed his concussion test Saturday, July 19. Trainer Paul Lessard said the team has not received permission from MLB to activate him from the seven-day disabled list at this point.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:44:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 2B Skip Schumaker (head) is hopeful of returning from a concussion during this weekend's interleague series against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: As of Friday Schumaker had not yet been cleared. When he does return, he could see plenty of time at second base with Brandon Phillips (thumb) on the mend and out for a while.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:05:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Skip Schumaker (shoulder, concussion), who is dealing with a shoulder injury and a concussion, has not been cleared to play.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:42:49 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds placed 2B Skip Schumaker (concussion) on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, July 11, and recalled 1B Donald Lutz from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Lutz returns to Cincinnati hoping to provide some much-needed depth to the ailing Reds. You can ignore him in the majority of leagues.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:15:38 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) is expected to miss six weeks, the team announced Thursday, July 10. He will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: Phillips is worth stashing in a disabled list slot in all formats. Outside of NL-only leagues, he isn't worth using a bench space on, if your disabled list slots are filled with superior players. Skip Schumaker gains NL-only value while Phillips is out.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:07:52 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) has a ligament tear in his left thumb, and he will have surgery Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: To put the recovery timetable in perspective, Bryce Harper missed 57 games and almost two months with a torn ligament. Phillips' season could be over. Skip Schumaker and Ramon Santiago will see additional playing time. Schumaker is an option in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:00:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. C/1B Brayan Pena was activated from the paternity list.
Fantasy Tip: Todd Frazier is playing first base Tuesday, July 8, with Ramon Santiago at the hot corner. Jay Bruce started at first base Monday, July 7, with Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker in the corner outfield spots. Expect a rotation with Chris Heisey also involved in the short term if they decide to go that route, but the Santiago elevation to the lineup is more likely. All of these subs are desperation NL-only assets.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:44:06 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said he will continue to use a platoon of OFs Ryan Ludwick, Skip Schumaker and Chris Heisey in left field for a while. Schumaker is starting in left Tuesday, June 3, but Price said it's his preference for Ludwick to do something to earn the starting job back.
Fantasy Tip: Until we see Ludwick get more time in left field, he shouldn't be an option for standard mixed league rosters. Schumaker and Heisey are only worth owning in NL-only leagues, too.