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Ludwick is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

This is the third straight start that Ludwick will be sitting out as Jason Bourgeois gets the start in left field. Ludwick can no longer be counted on as a regular starter, as he has only played in half the games this month.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Ludwick has made three straight starts in left field for the Reds, but will sit in favor of Yorman Rodriguez for the Sunday night contest. The 36-year-old is hitless in his last three games, and batting just .226 in September, so a day of rest was likely needed.

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Ludwick is not in the Reds' lineup Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

It will be his third day off in the last five games, as Jason Bourgeois gets a rare start in left field. Ludwick isn't very appealing in fantasy even when he's playing every day, so the fact that the team is sitting him with some regularity down the stretch only further detracts from his value.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.

At this point, Ludwick is starting less than half the Reds' games (two of the last seven), and should be considered a part-time player by fantasy owners. Jason Bourgeois will start in left field Friday.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

Thursday's absence will mark Ludwick's sixth in the team's last eight games. With the 36-year-old's contract set to expire after the season and the Reds all but out of it, the team will likely opt to continue evaluating younger talents in left field over the remainder over the final few weeks. Donald Lutz gets the nod Thursday.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup again Thursday.

Ludwick will sit for a second straight day and for the fourth time in six games, with Skip Schumaker once again manning left in the finale against the Cubs. The 36-year-old Ludwick, who has hit just .190/.232/.365 this month, may play primarily against left-handed pitching over the final weeks of the season.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

With manager Bryan Price desiring to get another left-handed batter in the lineup against righty Jacob Turner, Ludwick will give way to Skip Schumaker in left field.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves.

Ludwick will sit for the second time in three days as Skip Schumaker starts in left and bats second against right-hander Ervin Santana. While Ludwick went 7-for-22 with two homers and two doubles on the team's recent road trip, he's still batting just .211/.246/.404 in August.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Thursday against the Braves.

Ludwick was one of the lone bright spots on the Reds' 1-6 road trip, notching seven hits, including two doubles and two homers, in 22 at-bats. However, he'll find himself on the bench for the first game of the homestand, sitting in favor of Skip Schumaker in left field.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.

Ludwick has made three straight starts for the Reds in left field, but will give way to Chris Heisey in Sunday afternoon. It seems likely Ludwick will be back in action for the night cap, especially with southpaw Yohan Flande scheduled to take the hill for the Rockies in Game 2.