Reds opening day left fielder Ryan Ludwick has been on the disabled list since the first week of the season after dislocating his shoulder on opening day. He had to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and faces a long recovery.

Though Ludwick hasn't suffered a setback in his rehab, he wishes to soften expectations of a July return.

“People seem to be under the impression that I'll be back in the middle of July, and that's a complete lie,” Ludwick said (via C. Trent Rosecrans). “I can't even resume baseball activities until July 3, so it's at least the middle of August. I can't even throw a baseball or swing a bat until July. I've got a whole lot of stuff to do. I've got to get in baseball shape, as they call it. You take three, four months from throwing a baseball, it's going to take a while to get your arm back in shape.”