Latest Update Schumaker logs three hits in losing effort Wed Aug, 13, 07:54 PM
Is smart and patient at the plate. Can be a singles machine and shows consistency. Scores runs consistently. Can play the outfield but has made a smooth conversion to second base.
Flaws: : Doesn't have a lot of power in his bat. Doesn't make a lot of use of his speed when on base. Struggles against left-handed pitching. Is not as smooth when at the keystone position.
Schumaker is hitting just .244 on the year and the home run was his second of the season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The Reds have been anxiously awaiting the return of Schumaker and will immediately insert him into the lineup at second base Sunday. With Brandon Phillips out for almost the entire rest of season, if the Reds don't actively pursue a replacement, Schumaker will be their starting second baseman the rest of the way.Analyst: Howard Bender
Schumaker will remain on the 7-day concussion DL for the time being as he continues to try and work his way back. He's an intriguing stash right now though as he's expected to play regularly as second base for the Reds in the wake of the Brandon Phillips injury. Monitor his status in the coming days. In the meantime, Ramon Santiago will be at second for the Reds on Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender