Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder sliding head-first in to third base and surgery was required to correct the problem. It’s been slow-going coming back for the just-turned-35-year-old. Having been 35 for a while myself now, I can understand.
But at last he’s getting back into real games. On Wednesday, he’ll join the Dayton Dragons, who will be playing in Lansing. He can has as long as a 20-day rehab assignment, and if the rehab goes as slowly as everything else, he’ll use it.
Still, “in three weeks” is better than the “never again” in which I thought we might next see Ludwick with the Reds.
Ludwick didn’t have any official at-bats before his injury on Opening Day, but he did draw 2 walks. So, his average for the season is .000 but his OBP is 1.000. Small sample-size fun in August! That’s just an awesome bonus.