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Ludwick out of lineup, but left wrist a non-issue

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CINCINNATI -- Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick was not in the Thursday starting lineup vs. the Cardinals. It had nothing to do with Ludwick being hit on the left wrist by a Michael Wacha fastball in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 1-0 Reds win.

Chris Heisey, who provided the game-winning hit in the ninth, started in left field for Ludwick.

"He's fine. It's a non-issue," Price said of Ludwick. "We're just trying to keep some of these other guys fresh. [Heisey] had a terrific spring. This was the intention regardless of yesterday's game."

Heisey batted .310 with a team-leading six home runs and 12 RBIs during Spring Training. He was tied for the Major League lead in spring homers.

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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