Skip Schumaker undergoes shoulder surgery

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Reds utility man Skip Schumaker will miss the remainder of the season following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

And before you go blaming his pitching appearances, including one last month: Schumaker throws right-handed, so the torn labrum is in his non-throwing shoulder.

He’s been dealing with shoulder problems for nearly the entire season and Schumaker hit just .235 with two homers and a .595 OPS in 83 games for the worst production of his career at age 34. And because general manager Walt Jocketty for some reason felt the need to give Schumaker a two-year contract last offseason he’s signed for $2.5 million in 2015.