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Skip Schumaker | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Skip Schumaker (shoulder) did some throwing and hit off of a tee Monday.
Schumaker is no longer feeling any soreness in his left shoulder. "We're optimistic that, in relatively short order, he'll be able to get into game action," Reds manager Bryan Price said. It sounds like he could be back before the end of the month. Apr 14 - 7:18 PM

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Reds placed INF/OF Skip Schumaker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a dislocated left shoulder.

Schumaker suffered the injury just over a week ago when he dove for a ball in the outfield. He's expected to miss at least one month of action.
Mar 30 - 3:08 PM

Skip Schumaker has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and is expected to miss at least one month of action.

Schumaker sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield during Friday's Cactus League contest. He was expected to begin the season in a utility role for the Reds, a role which could now go to Ramon Santiago or Chris Nelson.
Mar 22 - 11:26 AM

Skip Schumaker left Friday's Cactus League contest with a shoulder injury.

The severity of the ailment still isn't clear, and the Reds won't announce an update on his status until Saturday. He sustained the injury while diving to catch a ball in the outfield.
Mar 21 - 8:55 PM

Skip Schumaker left Friday's Cactus League game against the Royals with an apparent arm injury.

Schumaker landed awkwardly while diving to catch a ball in the outfield and came up grabbing his left arm. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any serious injuries. The team should have an update on his status shortly.
Mar 21 - 6:48 PM

Reds signed UTIL Skip Schumaker to a two-year, $5 million contract with a $2.5 million club option for 2016.

Schumaker batted just .263 with a .665 OPS in 356 plate appearances this past summer for the Dodgers. The 33-year-old will be an overpaid utilityman in Cincinnati, backing up second base and all three outfield spots.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 05:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Skip Schumaker's two-year deal with the Reds is worth $5 million.

That's a nice chunk of change for someone who owns an underwhelming .678 OPS over the past four seasons. Still, the Reds view the 33-year-old as insurance for center field and second base.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:28:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds and Skip Schumaker have agreed to a two-year deal, pending a physical.

No word yet on the exact terms involved. Schumaker, who turns 34 in February, batted .263/.332/.332 with two homers and 30 RBI over 125 games with the Dodgers this season while making starts between second base and all three outfield positions. The Reds will likely use him in a similar super-sub role.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Skip Schumaker replaced Andre Ethier in Los Angeles' Game 2 of the NLCS lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Ethier returned to the Dodgers' lineup for Friday's loss, going 1-for-5 with a walk. Ethier is still dealing with some pain above his left ankle, so he and Schumaker figure to platoon in center field as long as Los Angeles remains alive.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Skip Schumaker went 1-for-4 and plated the Dodgers lone run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

The 33-year-old utility man wraps up his first season with the Dodgers by hitting .263/.332/.332 with two homers, 31 runs and 30 RBI in 319 at-bats. With the recent injuries in the Dodgers outfield, it's looking increasingly likely that Schumaker will open the playoffs as their starter in center field.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 09:57:00 PM

Skip Schumaker had a two-run homer and a double Saturday against the Reds.

Schumaker has two homers in four games after going his first 78 games of the season without one. He also hit just one in 107 games for the Cardinals last year.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 12:25:00 AM

Skip Schumaker's first homer of the season was a three-run shot off All-Star Steve Delabar on Monday.

As if Schumaker's blast to the second deck wasn't unlikely enough, Delabar had allowed just one homer this year. Schumaker did hit eight homers back in 2008, but he had hit a total of three in 834 at-bats since the beginning of the 2011 season.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:03:00 PM

Skip Schumaker went 1-for-3 in his return to the lineup Friday.

Schumaker returned from his two-game suspension and singled in the third inning for his only hit of the night. With Carl Crawford dealing with a back injury, he started in left field and was used in the leadoff spot.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Major League Baseball has denied Skip Schumaker's appeal of his two-game suspension.

Schumaker was suspended nearly a month ago, but MLB just now made a ruling on his appeal. He'll have to begin serving the suspension on Wednesday.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Major League Baseball suspended Skip Schumaker two games for his role in Tuesday's brawl with the Diamondbacks.

Schumaker seemed to be trying to play peacemaker in the fight, but MLB evidently didn't see it that way. He's likely to appeal the suspension.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:28:00 PM

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