Billy Hamilton

Reds speedster Billy Hamilton goes on the disabled list

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Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is headed to the disabled list with a sprained right shoulder, shutting down the speedster until at least early September.

Hamilton’s defense is outstanding and he made big strides with his base-stealing this year after being thrown out a league-high 23 times in 2014, but he simply hasn’t hit.

Hamilton has batted .226 with four homers and a .563 OPS in 107 games this season, posting an ugly .272 on-base percentage that makes it particularly impressive that he’s swiped a league-leading 54 bases.

Skip Schumaker and Jason Bourgeois are the most likely in-house options to fill in for Hamilton.