Posted: Monday August 12, 2013 4:27 PM

Reds reinstate OF Ludwick from DL

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have reinstated outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day disabled list before their game Monday against the Chicago Cubs.

Ludwick has been out since opening day when he tore cartilage in his right shoulder during a head-first slide into third base against the Los Angeles Angels. Ludwick had shoulder surgery and couldn't swing for three months.

During a rehab assignment, Ludwick went 6 for 44, but finished with a four-game hitting streak. Ludwick says coming back has been "a lot tougher than I thought it would be.''

Also, Cincinnati optioned OF Derrick Robinson to Triple-A Louisville. Robinson was hitting .254 with seven RBIs.

In 2012, Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs.

 
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