Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 2 Months

Ryan Ludwick hasn't started the last two games due to a minor quad injury.

Ludwick did pinch-hit Monday and was available to play Tuesday, so the ailment doesn't seem to be a big deal. However, it's not clear when he'll return to the lineup. "He's got just a little bit of discomfort in the top of his quad," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "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. That being said, we don't want to have him out there somewhat hobbled trying to battle his way through that game. We felt better that we use him off the bench, we have guys who are 100 percent healthy that can go out there and play and we'll take a look tomorrow and see how he's feeling."

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 3 Months

Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-4 with a double in the Reds' loss to the Braves on Sunday.

The Reds managed only five hits against Julio Teheran and the Braves bullpen, with Ludwick accounting for two. After a slow start he's heated up of late -- all four of his doubles have come in the last seven games, and he's now hitting .290/.342/.435.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 3 Months

Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-3 with a double that plated both Reds runs in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Ludwick is hitting .293, so there's been little Chris Heisey in left field of late. Ludwick still doesn't have a lot going for him besides the average, with four extra-base hits and four walks in 59 at-bats, but he's doing enough to keep his job.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 3 Months

Ryan Ludwick (toe) finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in his return to the starting lineup Sunday.

Ludwick sat out Saturday after fouling a ball off his big toe on Friday night. The veteran outfielder is hitting .306/.352/.449 with seven RBI in 14 games.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 3 Months

Ryan Ludwick returned to action on Sunday April 20.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 3 Months

Ryan Ludwick is expected miss a few games after fouling a ball off his big toe in Friday's victory over the Cubs.

X-Rays came back negative, but he's still very sore. Chris Heisey is getting the start in his place on Saturday and will see the bulk of the action while Ludwick is sidelined.

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Ryan Ludwick is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off for the veteran. Chris Heisey is taking Ludwick's spot in left field. Zack Cozart is also getting a breather, with Ramon Santiago filling in at shortstop.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 5 Months

Ryan Ludwick's Cactus League struggles continued on Sunday, going 0-for-3 in a losing effort against the Angels.

The 35-year-old outfielder is hitting just .188 (3-for-18) in the early going with five strikeouts. With Chris Heisey tearing the cover off the ball in Arizona, he may want to kick things into gear or risk losing playing time in the Reds outfield.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 5 Months

Ryan Ludwick went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs batted in on Tuesday against the Royals.

Ludwick's first blast of the spring, a two-run shot, came in the first inning against Danny Duffy. Two weeks ago, manager Bryan Price said he'll probably have Ludwick hit in the clean-up spot against lefties and fifth against right-handers. With speedster Billy Hamilton and on-base machine Joey Votto batting in front of him, the RBI opportunities should be plentiful for Ludwick.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 5 Months

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Ryan Ludwick will, "in probability," bat cleanup against left-handers.

He'll bat fifth against righties but will flip-flop with the left-handed hitting Jay Bruce when a southpaw is on the mound. This, combined with Ludwick's recent revelation that he's finally back to 100 percent following shoulder surgery, makes the 35-year-old an intriguing bounce-back candidate. Ludwick batted .275/.346/.531 with 26 homers and 80 RBI in 2012 before last year's injury-shortened season.