I just read something about Ludwick where he was swinging a bat Thursday for the first time since opening day. I guess he's going to start rehabbing here soon so that is a positive as long as their isn't any setbacks. I still don't think we see him back until late August though.
Manny Parra went from dead horse to prized pony in about a months time. Him along with LeCure & Simon have helped. Marshall had a bit of a setback but him and Broxton should be back soon. At least based on this article: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/94...-sore-shoulder
Cueto should be back soon which may force the Reds to move Cingrani to the pen or to the minors. Cries for a bullpen arm(s) should go unheard. This team needs a solid bat in this lineup if it wants to compete. Bruce, Votto, Phillips, & Choo are doing amazing things.. But they went into the year thinking that Luddy would be the difference maker. Replacing him with Heisey, Paul, & Robinson has stopped the bleeding but the wound isn't healing. This team is beating average and below teams but struggling against good record teams. St Louis for example.. 3-6 against them.. If we can't beat the teams that are in front of us how are we going to beat teams like that in the postseason. We added a bullpen arm for the stretch run last year... Did Jonathan Broxton get us past the Giants at home? We need a bat..
Rios, Ethier, Morrison, Soriano, & Morse just to name a few..