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Schumaker is starting in left field and batting seventh against the Brewers on Saturday.

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Schumaker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Schumaker has started in left field three of the last four games, but he'll take a seat Sunday, as manager Bryan Price will look to limit the left-handed bats in his lineup against opposing starter Jon Lester. The outfielder has reached base safely in back-to-back games, but remains a less-than-intriguing fantasy option, slashing .227/.313/.330 on the season.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 3 months ago

Schumaker is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

Schumaker made each of the last four starts in left field, likely indicating he will take over everyday duties for the most part until Marlon Byrd (wrist) returns from the disabled list. However, his lack of power and speed on the basepaths, combined with just a .236/.321/.361 batting line through 37 games this season doesn't make him an attractive fantasy option despite the additional playing time. Ivan De Jesus will start in left field in his place Monday, batting sixth for the Reds.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 3 months ago

Schumaker will make his fourth straight start in left field Sunday against the Padres.

With Marlon Byrd (wrist) landing on the DL this past Wednesday, Schumaker has been able to claim a regular role for the Reds. Though he doesn't have many viable challengers for at-bats, Schumaker's limited power, lack of stolen-base prowess, and .221/.312/.338 batting line on the season make him more ideal for a utility role than an everyday starting gig.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 4 months ago

Schumaker will start in left field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Braves, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Schumaker will get the start in favor of the slumping Billy Hamilton, and will man the leadoff role for the second time this season. He'll provide manager Brian Price with another left-handed bat in the lineup, and is 2-for-4 in his career against Sunday's starter, Julio Teheran.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 4 months ago

Schumaker will replace Brandon Phillips (illness) in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Phillips was in the Reds' original lineup, but he was scratched due to an illness, so Schumaker will start Thursday for the first time since Apr. 19. He will man second base and hit seventh against Braves starter Shelby Miller.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 4 months ago

Schumaker is starting in left field and batting leadoff for Sunday night's game in St. Louis.

Billy Hamilton is hurt and Marlon Byrd is off to a miserable start, so Schumaker and Brennan Boesch are both in the lineup. That is, if the game goes off as planned - the tarp is currently on the field and rain is in the forecast.

Skip Schumaker 2B/LF/RF/DH CIN 5 months ago

Schumaker replaced Brandon Phillips, who left the game feeling lightheaded after a collision, in Tuesday's game, but didn't get on base in two at bats.

After the game, it was unclear how serious Phillips' injury may have been. Schumaker has come off the bench in five games so far this season and is a combined 1-for-6 from the plate with no RBIs and one strikeout.

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The Reds are hoping that Schumaker, who ended his 2014 season early with a surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, will play more of a supersub role rather than start as frequently as he did in 2014.

It's rare to see a player suggest that he needs to play less, but Schumaker is buying the team's party line. "I was telling Jay Bruce the other day that if I play more than starting a few games, we've got problems," Schumaker said. "I expect everybody in our starting lineup to play 150-plus games. If you see the really good teams, very rarely is their starting lineup taking days off."

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Schumaker underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

A timetable for Schumaker's recovery was not immediately provided by the team, but the hope is likely that he can get back to full health by spring training. Schumaker's first season in Cincinnati was largely a disappointment, as he hit just .235/.287/.308 with two homers and 22 RBI in 83 games, and the 34-year-old will be little more than a utility player again next season.