On Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett left the game with an injury. During the game it was quiet on what the reason was that caused Gennett to leave the game, but eventually it was announced that he felt tightness in his left groin. That is not the same injury that caused him to miss most of the first half, which was a right groin injury.

After the game, manager David Bell noted that the team was just playing it safe by removing him from the game.

“He had a little bit of tightness,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Not in the groin he injured but the other one, which I was relieved to hear. We got him out of there to play it safe. We’ll see (Thursday). You don’t know if it is compensation. There was just a hint of tightness, so we played it safe.”

Scooter Gennett had something similar to say after the game.

Yeah, definitely precautionary,” Gennett said. “I’ll see (Thursday). It didn’t pop or anything.

The good news is that he felt good enough that he believes there’s a chance he’ll feel fine on Thursday. The bad news is that he had to leave the game and he’s unsure about Thursday.

After coming back from the injured list and the Reds facing multiple left-handed starters, the team is set to face off against several right-handed starters moving forward. That could have been a boost for Scooter Gennett, who has struggled at the plate since his return. But with the off day on Friday, it seems almost guaranteed that even if he feels fine when he shows up at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, he will get the day off. That would give him two days of rest before the next game.

6 Responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Hate to hear this, but glad it at least APPEARS to be minor … time will tell.

    From a pragmatic POV, I’m in the camp that doesn’t sign him and certainly doesn’t give him one of those massive QO’s. Even if he was playing well and didn’t get injured, his trade value isn’t that great as a rental. He’s a great guy and all, but he’s not the kind of bat you add to put you “over the top” when pushing for a title and post-season. And we’ve all seen once again what his defense looks like.

    Hope he’s well and can get out of his current extended Spring Training mode being done in the current season (at least that’s what I’ve seen so far). But if he doesn’t and goes back on the shelf, we’ve got options … and I’d say we have better options to fill that slot.

    • Doc

      He certainly hasn’t been the offensive boost many posters had him penciled in to be, though he has been all I thought he would be. I thought he should have spent more time on rehab assignment getting his timing and testing his groin. But they don’t pay me the big bucks to think.

    • greenmtred

      Without weighing in on signing him, I have to disagree that he isn’t a player who could put a team over the top: The Scooter of the past two years certainly was, and he hasn’t been back long enough to establish that he won’t be that again. He’s no Brandon Phillips defensively (very few are), but he hasn’t looked nearly as bad as his reputation suggests. A lot of his trouble last year was throwing, and he had a bad shoulder.

  2. Scott C

    It sure seems that the better play by the Reds was to leave Scooter in rehab play while we faced three tough lefties. Giving him more time to get his timing down and getting him starts against right handers. Standard second guessing.

  3. RojoBenjy

    Peraza getting a chance to show his starting SS capability this afternoon.

  4. Ron Payne

    I think it’s obvious that Scooter isn’t ready yet. Send him to Louisville for further rehab and bring up hot hitting Josh VanMeter to play second base.