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Skip Schumaker | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Skip Schumaker has undergone surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Schumaker has been plagued by the shoulder issue for a big chunk of the season and finally decided to have operated on. He should be fine for spring training. Sep 12 - 3:33 PM
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Skip Schumaker went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Schumaker's rare longball came in the fourth inning off of Anthony Ranaudo, and it was a long one. It was only Schumaker's second home run of the season and the seventh since the beginning of the 2011 campaign. He's hitting .244/.293/.327 for the Reds this season.
Aug 13 - 3:42 PM

Reds activated 2B/OF Skip Schumaker from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Schumaker passed his concussion test Saturday and got through workouts Sunday with no issues, clearing the way for his return to action. He's at second base and hitting second for the Reds Sunday.
Jul 20 - 12:17 PM

Skip Schumaker has passed his concussion tests, but has to wait on the league and players association to sign off on the results before he can be activated by the Reds.

It sounds as though Schumaker will return to the Reds this weekend, though it doesn't look like it will get done in time for Saturday's afternoon game. Before hitting the DL, he was slashing .240/.287/.315 with a homer and 14 RBI in 47 games.
Jul 19 - 11:43 AM

Skip Schumaker (concussion) has not yet been cleared to return to action.

The hope was that Schumaker would be activated for the beginning of the second half, but he was unable to pass a concussion test Thursday. He'll try to take it again Friday.
Jul 18 - 4:11 PM

Skip Schumaker (concussion) is expected to be activated immediately after the All-Star break.

He probably only needed a day or two after banging into the wall while trying to make a catch Thursday, but with the All-Star break coming up it made sense to go ahead and DL him. Schumaker will receive plenty of playing time at second base while Brandon Phillips (thumb) is out. "I needed at least a day," Schumaker said. "With the All-Star break coming up, seven days is actually three, which is kind of nice. With a limited bench, it wasn't real fair for me to take a day when we only have two guys (on the bench). We didn't need (pitcher) Manny Parra coming up in a big spot to hit."
Jul 13 - 10:30 AM

Reds placed INF/OF Skip Schumaker on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Schumaker sustained the injury during Thursday's game. He had been seeing the bulk of the playing time at second base in Brandon Phillips' absence, but will now have to wait until after the All-Star break to get back on the field.
Jul 11 - 7:06 PM

Skip Schumaker went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a stolen base Friday against the Brewers.

The three hits were a season-high. Reds manager Bryan Price continues to give Schumaker occasional starts in left field, but the 34-year-old hasn't done much with the opportunity. Even with his big game on Friday, he's batting just .256/.287/.333 on the year.
Jul 4 - 10:16 PM

Skip Schumaker went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Thursday against the Dodgers.

Bryan Price's Schumaker infatuation finally paid off today. The veteran entered the game in an 0-for-13 slump, leaving him at .209/.253/.279 in 86 at-bats since coming off the DL on May 3. In spite of his struggles, Schumaker has 25 at-bats this month, compared to 20 for Ryan Ludwick, 11 for Chris Heisey and six for Roger Bernadina. All four are fighting for time in left field, while some are also getting some at-bats elsewhere.
Jun 12 - 4:07 PM

Skip Schumaker hit a two-run homer and walked from the leadoff spot for the Reds on Wednesday.

Schumaker should just go back on the DL now; this is as good as his Reds career is going to get. He's started the team's last three games with Jay Bruce out and gone 3-for-13 with a walk. Before going deep tonight, he had a total of five homers in 352 games since the beginning of 2011.
May 7 - 11:04 PM

Reds activated outfielder Skip Schumaker from the 15-day disabled list.

Schumaker will take over as the Reds' fifth outfielder and backup second baseman after going 5-for-12 with four doubles on his rehab assignment. He shouldn't be of any use in AL-only leagues unless someone ahead of him gets hurt.
May 3 - 4:02 PM

Skip Schumaker (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Louisville.

Schumaker played in extended spring training games over the weekend and had no issues. He suffered a dislocated left shoulder near the end of spring training.
Apr 28 - 3:49 PM

Skip Schumaker (shoulder) will travel to Arizona on Thursday to begin participating in extended spring training games.

Schumaker dislocated his left shoulder during an exhibition game on March 21. He's been taking batting practice in recent days, and he's now ready for game action. He'll go from there to a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. He's looking at an early- to mid-May return.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 23 - 8:08 PM

Skip Schumaker (shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment.

Schumaker took batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since dislocating his left shoulder. The one hurdle he has yet to clear is trying out some diving, though he thinks it "might be more mental than physical." Schumaker seems likely to return at the beginning of next month.
Apr 20 - 12:50 PM

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.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 14 - 7:18 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
3Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover