Chris Heisey replaced Ludwick as the starter in left field and was slotted at seventh in the order. Catcher Devin Mesoraco was bumped up one spot to sixth.
Ludwick has been producing lately for Bryan Price's club. He had a .419 June average entering Thursday and eight hits in his previous four games, including a four-hit showing with three doubles against the Brewers on Sunday. Ludwick, a 12-year Major League veteran, is hitting .276 with five homers and 21 RBIs in his third season with Cincinnati.
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.