Ludwick to play for Dayton
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick, out since separating his shoulder on Opening Day with a headfirst slide, will play in games again this week. Ludwick will report to Class A Dayton on Wednesday. The Dragons will be playing at Lansing.
“I feel good,” Ludwick said. “I’ve had some sore days but nothing that hasn’t gotten better within a day or two. I’d say I’m getting more sore if areas other than my shoulder – my back and my legs and wrist. It’s going to a progress. It’s obviously going to be a longer rehab assignment. We’ll see how he plays out.”
Usually veterans go to rehab assignments where affiliates are playing home games. This week, Triple-A Louisville, Double-A Pensacola and Dayton are all on the road.
Ludwick, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum, can be on a rehab assignment for up to 20 days. He hoped he would not need all of them.
“But I’m not in charge either,” Ludwick said. “I let those guys make the decisions and I play.”