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Ryan Ludwick returns to his roots, strikes deal with Rangers

  Free-agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will go to spring training with his original team. Ludwick would receive a $1.75 million, one-year deal if added to the Rangers' 40-man roster. He made his major league debut with Texas in 2002 and was traded to Cleveland in July 2003. The 36-year-old is a .260 hitter with 154 homers...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers sign veteran OF Ludwick

The lengthy list of candidates for playing time in left field for the Texas Rangers has another new name in Ryan Ludwick. The Rangers signed the veteran to a minor-league deal Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training. The former All-Star, who began his career with the Rangers, will make a base salary of $1.75 million of he makes the club. Ludwick, 36, hit .244 with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds decline option on Ryan Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds have declined the 2015 option on outfielder Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick, 36, would have made $9 million had the option been picked up. Given that the Reds owe him $4.5 million as part of the buyout the team must feel the 36-year-old has nothing left to contribute. A big 2012 campaign landed him a two-year deal worth $18 million from the Reds. After playing in just...
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds News: Ryan Ludwick Can Be Had

Yes, it's true. Ryan Ludwick can be had by you.#452282688 / gettyimages.comBob Nightengale has reported that the Cincinnati Reds are telling teams that veteran left fielder Ryan Ludwick can be had,The #Reds are telling teams LF Ryan Ludwick is available, He's earning $7.5M, w/ $9 millilon mutual option or $4.5 million buyout in 2015..— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31,...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Will Walt Jocketty pull the trigger?

The loss of Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips has really hurt this Reds team. For about the last month leading up to the All-Star break, the Cincinnati Reds were playing their best baseball of the 2014 season and had pretty much everyone healthy, after starting the season in an injury filled rut. Their starting rotation was back to health with the return of Mat Latos in early June...
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Ryan Ludwick dealing with sore knee

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Washington Nationals on Wednesday by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Reds to 21-24 on the season. The Reds, who begin a weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, were without outfielder Ryan Ludwick.#491578279 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Chris Cwik of, Ludwick is dealing with a sore knee according to the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite high batting average, Ludwick frustrated with lack of homers

CINCINNATI -- Ryan Ludwick stood in front of his locker bemoaning the fact that he has only two home runs on his 2014 resume when he glanced at a clubhouse television. The Colorado Rockies were playing the Kansas City Royals and Ludwick saw Drew Stubbs slowly circling the bases and said, "Look at that. A home run by Drew Stubbs. He has more than me (three)." Ludwick candidly admits...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Hal McCoy steps up his shoe game

Walking into the press box for Sunday's Reds game, I saw something I never thought I'd see. Hall of Famer Hal McCoy decked out in a pair of bright pink Adidas. Yes, that's right, bright pink Adidas sneakers. While in the clubhouse prior to today's game, Hal was doing his normal rounds and Ryan Ludwick was showing off his pink accented Mother's Day cleats. Not to be outdone, starting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ludwick working to get back into form

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Ryan Ludwick is a man with a plan that has a ban: I won't slide head first into third base, or any base, any time soon." That's what he did on Opening Day last season and it wrecked his season and wrecked any offensive production for the team in left field. The head first slide obliterated his right shoulder. It required surgery and he didn't play again until early...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds need LF Ludwick back in form after injury

Ryan Ludwick's shoulder is back to full strength, which is one of the most encouraging things for the Cincinnati Reds' offense. With Ludwick ailing last season, they got very little out of left field. Cincinnati's cleanup hitter tore up his right shoulder while sliding into base on opening day and missed more than half the season. He wasn't fully recovered when he returned, and...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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