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Ludwick, Cozart get in extra work in Minors game

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, who has struggled at the plate most of spring, was not in the lineup vs. the Rangers on Sunday. Instead, Ludwick was back at the Reds' complex getting extra at-bats in Minor League games.

Shortstop Zack Cozart and third baseman Jack Hannahan were also with Ludwick at Minor League camp.

"They'll probably get seven or eight at-bats," Reds manager Dusty Baker said on Sunday. "[Ryan] Hanigan has already been there. It's whoever I think needs extra at-bats."

Ludwick is batting .178 (8-for-45) in 17 games this spring, while Cozart is batting .289 (13-for-45) in 19 games and Hannahan is batting .229 (8-for-35) in 19 games.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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