Recommendation: Ludwick will miss his eighth straight start Friday while dealing with a sore groin, but he said he felt "awesome. Perfect." It sounds like the Reds will give Ludwick one more day to rest Saturday, just to be sure he's completely healthy, before inserting him back into the lineup.
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Update: Ludwick (groin) is expected to start Sunday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.