Mar 3, 2014; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Skip Schumaker (25) hits a double against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Skip Schumaker to begin Reds season on DL

With pitching injuries continuing to mount, the Cincinnati Reds now have to deal with an injury to a utility player.

It was announced in a media session early on Saturday morning that Skip Schumaker has suffered a dislocated left shoulder and will miss the first month of the season. Schumaker initially injured the shoulder on Friday in a Spring Training game against the Royals trying to make a diving stop on an eventual double.

Schumaker had been competing for a spot on the Reds’ bench, having been signed to a two-year, $5 million contract before 2014. Skip has played both infield and outfield in his career, having spent the majority of his games either in the outfield or at second base. He had spent 8 years with the Cardinals before being traded to the Dodgers for 2013.

Last season with Los Angeles, he played in 125 games, hitting .263/.332/.332 in 356 plate appearances.

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