Right handed hitting market barren

The Reds have become a left-handed heavy roster this season due to injuries to left fielders Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey.

Both Ludwick and Heisey are right-handed hitters. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is not beating the bushes for a right-
handed batter on the trade market to fill the void, however.

“We’ve looked at it,” Jocketty said on Tuesday. “There is really nobody out there that would make much of a difference. We’re just biding our time to see what happens.”

Ludwick is out until at least the All-Star break with a right shoulder injury suffered on Opening Day that required surgery. Heisey has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a right hamstring strain. He suffered a setback in the first game of his rehab assignment last week and is still at least a couple of weeks from returning.

The Reds have patched things together primarily with lefty hitters Xavier Paul and Donald Lutz….and switch hitter Derrick Robinson. I will have a little more, and other items as well, later in my Reds notebook on MLB.com/Reds.com.

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