Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick will
undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a dislocated right shoulder the veteran
sustained on Opening Day.
An MRI taken Tuesday revealed torn cartilage in Ludwick's right shoulder, the
Reds announced. The team has not provided a timetable on how long the 34-year-
old, who served as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter during Monday's 3-1 loss to the
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will be out of action.
Ludwick suffered the injury while diving head-first into third base during the
third inning of Monday's opener. He was immediately removed from the contest
in favor of a pinch runner.
An integral part of Cincinnati's run to last season's National League Central
title, Ludwick was re-signed to a two-year contract by the Reds over the
winter and batted .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI over 125 games in 2012.
The Reds will formally place Ludwick on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's
game with the Angels, with Chris Heisey expected to be the club's primary left
fielder in the interim.
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