Cincinnati Reds right fielder Ryan Ludwick suffered a dislocated right shoulder, following a head first slide into third base during Monday's season opener against the Los Angeles Angels (per usatoday.com).
According to the Washington Post, Ludwick will undergo surgery Wednesday to fix the torn cartilage in his shoulder.
Though no timeline has been given on when Ludwick might return, it's safe to assume Ludwick will not be returning anytime soon.
The injury could prove costly to the Reds who will need to come up with short-term solutions to plug new holes in their outfield, lineup and bench.
With that out of the way, here's five predictions for what the Reds will do to round out the roster following Ludwick's injury.
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