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Schumaker sees room for improvement

Schumaker sees room for improvement

PHOENIX -- Reds outfielder/infielder Skip Schumaker had two hits and two runs scored when he started in left field Saturday, and a 1-for-4 game in Friday's start. He's hit safely in 12 of his last 13 starts.

Schumaker, who started Sunday in center field in place of Billy Hamilton, wasn't overly thrilled with his hitting performance since coming off of the disabled list on May 3.

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"It's getting there," said Schumaker, who dislocated his left shoulder on March 21 at Spring Training. "I don't think anybody in this clubhouse, except Mes [Devin Mesoraco], is happy with where we are offensively. Grinding out at-bats is what I take pride in, so hopefully I can keep doing that. I feel like the hits will come. Collectively, we're all trying to get where we should be. Hopefully, it's real soon."

Hamilton was a late scratch Sunday with right elbow soreness.

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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