But morning showers prompted Ludwick to be scratched as a precaution. Chris Heisey started in left field.
"I don't know how smart it would be to play on a super slick surface," Ludwick said.
Ludwick knocked a pinch-hit double in the eighth inning during the Reds' 2-1 loss vs. the Pirates on Saturday night.
"I came out of the box hot, and after I realized it was a double, I kind of slowed down just because I wanted to be careful," Ludwick said. "I did some drills [Sunday], woke up today feeling fine."
Ludwick, who has been taking batting practice for several days and also facing sliders dealt from a pitching machine, felt like he was seeing the ball well in the batter's box.
"I got a little anxious when I saw the first-pitch slider and that 1-0 count, I was sitting dead red fastball," Ludwick said. "He threw it high, but I was so geared up, I think, that I swung at it."
Ludwick was 2-for-2 in two days when he sent another pinch-hit double into left field in the ninth inning on Sunday. His pinch-runner, Denis Phipps scored the go-ahead run in a 4-3 win over the Bucs.