Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:36:27 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick likely will be bought out for $4.5 million this offseason. The team holds a $9 million option on Ludiwck for next season but likely will decide on the buyout.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:47 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds are telling teams OF Ryan Ludwick is available for trade. Ludwick is making $7.5 million in 2014 with a $9 million mutual option, or a $4.5 million buyout for 2015.
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.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:37:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick was rested Wednesday, June 18, despite going 7-for-12 in the previous three games.
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.
Wed, 21 May 2014 12:22:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (knee) said he's fine and could play if needed Wednesday, May 21.
Tue, 20 May 2014 21:04:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (quadriceps) has not started the past two games due to discomfort in his quadriceps muscle. "He's got just a little bit of discomfort in the top of his quad," manager Bryan Price said Tuesday, May 20. "It's enough where we didn't want to run him around in the outfield. He hit yesterday, he could have played yesterday, he could have played today."
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:07:43 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (toe) returned to the lineup Sunday, April 20, after missing Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his big toe Friday. Ludwick went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. It was thought Ludwick would miss a few games. "It was pretty painful for 24 hours," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He could have pinch hit (Saturday). They did a lot of therapy on it. It's better – good enough to play. He's done everything he needs to do, run, cut."
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:43:53 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (toe) is expected to miss a few days after fouling a ball off his toe Friday, April 18. An X-ray on his toe came back negative.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:33:15 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) iced down his left throwing shoulder after five innings of spring action Tuesday, March 4, like he usually does, but he did not have to ice his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder. "I haven't iced it all spring. That's how good it feels," Ludwick said. "I haven't been in the training room, except for stretching it. I feel great. It's not aching. Let's knock on wood to keep it that way." He tore the labrum in his right shoulder on opening day last season and missed four months to rehab from surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Ludwick is getting a little long in the tooth, but he can still be a cheap source of power late on draft day. In mixed formats, he is still worth a late-round pick, but he will likely be a middle- to late-round selection in most NL-only formats.