Sweating out the trade deadline

For a player, perhaps no date on the MLB calendar causes more angst than July 31

Updated: July 28, 2012, 11:31 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick has an All-Star Game appearance and a Silver Slugger Award on his résumé. He's in a small fraternity of players (with Rickey Henderson, Cleon Jones and Cody Ross, to name a few) who swing from the right side and throw from the left. And he's one of only three University of Nevada-Las Vegas baseball alumni -- along with Matt Williams and coach Fred Dallimore -- to have his uniform number retired by the Rebels.

In baseball circles, Ludwick ...

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