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Reds lose Schebler to DL with shoulder sprain

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CINCINNATI -- One of the hotter hitters in the Reds' lineup will open the season's second half on the disabled list. On Wednesday, Cincinnati placed outfielder Scott Schebler on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his right shoulder.

Schebler was forced to exit Saturday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals after he collided with the wall to make a catch, and while initial X-rays came back negative, Wednesday's diagnosis forced the club's hand.

CINCINNATI -- One of the hotter hitters in the Reds' lineup will open the season's second half on the disabled list. On Wednesday, Cincinnati placed outfielder Scott Schebler on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his right shoulder.

Schebler was forced to exit Saturday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals after he collided with the wall to make a catch, and while initial X-rays came back negative, Wednesday's diagnosis forced the club's hand.

It was not known how long Schebler is expected to be out.

Outfielder Phillip Ervin was called up from Triple-A Louisville ahead of Friday's game against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. Ervin was hitting .289 with 12 doubles, five homers and 38 RBIs for Louisville.

This season, Schebler is batting .278/.351/.470 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs. But he was batting .319 in his last 36 games going back to May 30.

With Schebler out, the Reds' four-man outfield rotation will now have three regulars with Jesse Winker likely to get the bulk of the playing time in right field.

Wednesday's move marks Schebler's second trip to the DL this season. He missed 10 games in April with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow after he was hit by a pitch from the Nationals' Sean Doolittle.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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