Schumaker begins Triple-A rehab assignment

Schumaker begins Triple-A rehab assignment

CINCINNATI -- Following a weekend stint at extended spring in Arizona, Reds infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Schumaker, on the disabled list because of a dislocated left shoulder suffered in a Spring Training game March 21, batted second for the Bats at Buffalo.

"He's following the exact protocol we set collectively," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We wanted Skip to have a lot of influence on how the schedule was set because no one knows where he's at better than he does. I think he got 18-19 at-bats over two days in Arizona, leading off every inning. He saw a lot of pitches, got a lot of at-bats and he feels anxious to be playing. He'd like to speed up his rehab schedule."

There is no timetable for how long Schumaker would be with Louisville.

"It could be rather quick or it could take a little bit longer if he's not all the way ready," Price said.

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