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Schebler (right elbow) begins rehab at Triple-A

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CINCINNATI -- Reds right fielder Scott Schebler was sent out on a rehab assignment and played with Triple-A Louisville in their game against Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

Schebler went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

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CINCINNATI -- Reds right fielder Scott Schebler was sent out on a rehab assignment and played with Triple-A Louisville in their game against Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

Schebler went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

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"Then we'll see what type of reports we get from [manager] Pat Kelly and the training staff, to see if he needs more time there than just one game," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Schebler has been out since being hit on the right elbow by a pitch on April 1. The ball struck his ulnar nerve, and Schebler lost the feeling in his pinky and ring fingers.

The Reds tried to wait it out to see if Schebler would improve, but put him on the DL last Monday -- retroactive to April 6. That means he is eligible to be activated from the 10-day disabled list on Monday, when the Reds open a three-game series at Milwaukee.

"It doesn't mean he will," Price said. "He'll play at least one [game], maybe more, based on how he feels and the assessments of our medical staff and our coaching staff."

Schebler opened the season 4-for-12 with a home run in his three games before his injury.

Hernandez to throw simulated game
Reliever David Hernandez, who has been out since Spring Training with right shoulder inflammation, had another successful side bullpen session on Saturday. Up next for Hernandez is pitching a simulated game, which is scheduled for Tuesday at Milwaukee. After that, it could be a rehab assignment.

"We'll see how he recovers," Price said. "The issue in spring wasn't even so much when he threw. When he got loose, he was good. It was the day after that was really the problem. In today's day and age, we can't nurse a pitcher through something like that -- pitch and then a mandatory day off the next day. We need our guys to be durable. If he recovers well from his first outing or two, then I'd say he's ready to rejoin us or be close to it."

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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