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Skip Schumaker placed on concussion disabled list

Jul 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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Brandon Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and now the Reds will be without one of the potential options to fill in at second base.

Skip Schumaker was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to last night’s game. The 34-year-old utility man displayed symptoms after slammed into the right field wall while trying to catch Luis Valbuena‘s two-run triple in the 12th inning of Thursday’s game.

With Joey Votto also sidelined, the Reds are going to have to be creative with the right side of their infield. Last night, they used Ramon Santiago to fill in at second base while Jay Bruce made another start at first base.

After joining the Reds on a two-year, $5 million contract over the winter, Schumaker is batting .240/.287/.315 with one home run and 14 RBI over 47 games this season.

  1. workin4theweekend - Jul 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Votto on the DL, Phillips hurt, Schumaker hurt, Bailey tweaks a knee and leaves Wednesday’s game early, Latos leaves yesterday’s game early with back spasms. Yet this team keeps winning, they are playing like a team possessed with two big comeback wins this week. This is turning out to be a very likeable team.

    • mazblast - Jul 12, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      Don’t act like they’ve made a habit of big comebacks. They’ve come from four or more down twice this week to win, the first times all year they’ve come back from more than two down.

      They’ve had injuries all year and keep saying, “if we can just get healthy”–but they can’t. All the grittiness in the world won’t keep them going that long.

      And before you start singing their praises so much, remember that four of those wins this past week came against the mighty Cubs.

  2. baberuthslegs - Jul 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Team is likeable, TV announcers are not. Have to turn the sound off.

    • mazblast - Jul 12, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      Marty’s idiot son, exiled from his father’s radio booth, is absolutely unlistenable.

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