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Friday, September 12, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Skip Schumaker undergoes shoulder surgery

By on 9/12/2014 06:45:00 PM

Reds utility man Skip Schumaker is going to miss the rest of the 2014 season after he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He is throws right-handed, so this was not a result of throwing a baseball. 

Schumaker has been dealing with shoulder problems most of the season and has only played in 83 games this year because of it.

This season, Schumaker has a line of .235/.287/.308 with 2 home runs, 22 RBI, 18 walks, 50 strikeouts, and a .595 OPS. He has a -1.1 WAR. He has struggled this season after starting his decline last season in Los Angeles with the Dodgers.

In 2013, Schumaker hit for a slash of .263/.332/.332 with 2 home runs, 30 RBI, 28 walks, 54 strikeouts, and a .664 OPS in 125 games. He went hit 3 for 19 in the 213 playoffs.

Schumaker, 34, was given a two-year deal that will pay him $2.5 million in 2015. Walt Jocketty, for some reason, felt Skip gave the team a boost off the bench while being able to play any position in the field.

The Reds are out of the playoff hunt as they sit at 70-77 and 10 games back in the NL Central. They are 7.5 games out of the second NL Wild Card.

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