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Skip Schumaker | Outfielder | #55

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 191
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UC-Santa Barbara
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / STL

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Skip Schumaker announced Wednesday that he has decided to retire from baseball.
The 36-year-old will walk away after 11 major league seasons. He hit .278 over that span with 28 homers in 3,252 at-bats. Schumaker played for four teams in his career but he'll mostly be remembered for his time with the Cardinals from 2005-12. A utility player, Schumaker was able to play second base and all three outfield positions. He went hitless in eight at-bats for the Padres this spring before calling it quits. Wed, Mar 9, 2016 11:58:00 AM

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Skip Schumaker went 0-for-4 in the Padres' loss to the White Sox on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

The veteran utilityman is now 0-for-8 to open the Cactus League schedule. He has a good shot at claiming a spot on the Padres' bench, but Schumaker can again go completely ignored in fantasy leagues. The 36-year-old batted just .242/.306/.336 with one home run in 131 games last season for Cincinnati.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Padres signed INF/OF Skip Schumaker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Reds unsurprisingly declined a $2.5 million option on Schumaker shortly after last season ended and he wound up settling for a non-guaranteed deal. However, the veteran utility player stands a good chance at winning an Opening Day roster spot with the ability to play second base and all three outfield spots. Schumaker, 36, batted .242/.306/.336 with one homer last season in Cincinnati.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 09:24:00 PM

Reds declined INF/OF Skip Schumaker's $2.5 million option for 2016.

The utility player will receive a $500,000 buyout instead. Schumaker was the Reds' best pinch-hitter this season but hit only .242/.306/.336 overall. The 35-year-old might have to settle for a minor league deal this offseason.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Skip Schumaker belted a three-run homer on Saturday, powering the Reds to a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals.

It was the first home run of the season for the veteran utility man. His game-changing home run came off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn in the fifth inning, transforming a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 advantage and proving to be the difference in the game. He finished the day 1-for-3, raising his troublesome season slash to .222/.289/.314 to compliment his 18 RBI.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Skip Schumaker went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Schumaker fanned twice against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, then added an additional whiff against reliever Chris Hatcher just for kicks and giggles. The 35-year-old outfield is hitting just .218/.291/.291. He's driven in 12, but is still waiting for that first homer of the season. There's no fantasy play here.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Skip Schumaker hit a pinch-hit walk-off double in the Reds' win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

With a man on second and one out, Schumaker delivered the game-winning hit to left field to send Reds fans home happy. It also sent his teammates home happy, as the win was the Reds' first in their last 10 tries. The walk-off hit was a nice moment for Schumaker, who is hitting just .240/.255/.360 in a reserve role this season.
Tue, May 26, 2015 10:07:00 PM

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 it taken care of with an operation. He should be fine for the start of spring training in 2015.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:33:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:42:00 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.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 12:17:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 11:43:00 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.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 04:11:00 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."
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 10:30:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 07:06:00 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.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:16:00 PM

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