Looks like we may see the light at the end of the tunnel. Tweets with quotes and part of an article from FS Ohio writer Kevin Goheen:
#Red Ludwick figures he's still 3-5 days away from playing full 9 innings. No pain in shoulder but soreness as he continues process.
Ludwick: "The competitor in me is trying to push it along because I want to get there as soon as possible." #Reds
Ludwick: "But in the back of my mind I also know that this is a process and I’ve been out for a long time." #Reds
Ludwick: "I need to be right before I go up there because if I’m not I don’t want to go up there and stink and hurt the team." #Reds
"I haven’t done anything yet so far that has made me feel like I’ve put my shoulder in jeopardy of getting hurt again."
“I was so used to being immobile for so long in that sling, I think that’s just kind of it,” said Ludwick. “The theme I’m looking at when I’m analyzing myself as far as at-bat to at-bat I’m analyzing the way I’m seeing the ball. Am I swinging at bad pitches? I’ve probably only swung at three or four pitches out of the zone, which is a plus. I’m drawing walks, which means I’m seeing the ball.”
“Our team has been playing well. I’ve heard a lot of the cries for help because we’re in third place in our division but in actuality I think our record is right around the same clip we were last year. It’s not like we’re playing bad baseball as a team,” said Ludwick. “I’ve been part of the team since Day One. I’m not a new player.”
“I feel like the guys that have filled in for me in left field, whether it be Heisey, D-Rob, X, Lutzie, whoever has been up there at any point in time this year has done a pretty good job. I’m definitely not going up there to rattle any cages. I’m just going to be the guy I was last year. I have fun in the clubhouse. I keep everyone awake and alive, on their toes, be excited to be on the field and try to win ball games.”