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AUG 31, 2:07a ET
Rotowire: Apr 19 / 1:35p ET
News: Schumaker is starting in left field and batting leadoff for Sunday night's game in St. Louis.
Impact: Billy Hamilton is hurt and Marlon Byrd is off to a miserable start, so Schumaker and Brennan Boesch are both in the lineup. That is, if the game goes off as planned - the tarp is currently on the field and rain is in the forecast.
Rotowire: Apr 14 / 8:44p ET
News: Schumaker replaced Brandon Phillips, who left Tuesday's game feeling lightheaded after a collision, but didn't get on base in two at-bats.
Impact: The seriousness of Phillips' injury is uncertain. Schumaker has come off the bench in five games this season and is a combined 1-for-6 with one strikeout.
Rotowire: Mar 16 / 6:37a ET
News: The Reds are hoping that Schumaker, who ended his 2014 season early with a surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, will play more of a supersub role rather than start as frequently as he did in 2014.
Impact: It's rare to see a player suggest that he needs to play less, but Schumaker is buying the team's party line. "I was telling Jay Bruce the other day that if I play more than starting a few games, we've got problems," Schumaker said. "I expect everybody in our starting lineup to play 150-plus games. If you see the really good teams, very rarely is their starting lineup taking days off."