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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.

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Ludwick is in the lineup Wednesday after Jay Bruce was scratched with an illness.

Ludwick will start in left field and bat sixth for the Reds on Wednesday. The unscheduled start will be only his fourth start in the past seven games. His playing time will likely continue in this manner unless he starts hitting.

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Ludwick is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

Ludwick will sit out for the second straight day and for the third time in the last five games. Expect Ludwick's playing time to remain sporadic unless he gets hot with the bat.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Ludwick recorded two hits Tuesday and scored a run, but will take the day off Wednesday for what looks to be the norm now in the Reds' outfield. Chris Heisey will start in left field and bat sixth in his place.

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Ludwick is out of the lineup Monday against the Indians.

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According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Reds are telling teams Ryan Ludwick is available.

Ludwick may be an option for teams that miss out on a more impactful bat like Marlon Byrd. The 36-year-old Ludwick is hitting .261/.326/.394 with six home runs this season, and he has a $9 million mutual option with a $4.5 million buyout for 2015.