Reds 2B Gennett (groin) begins rehab assignment

Field Level Media

June 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm.

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, sidelined all season after suffering a severe groin strain near the end of spring training, began a rehab assignment at Class-A Daytona on Monday.

“We have a plan set,” Reds manager David Bell told reporters Sunday. “The first place he’s going is Daytona Beach. He’s going to be there for at least a few days, then I anticipate the rehab will continue somewhere else.”

Gennett, 29, has 50 home runs and 189 RBIs in the past two seasons for the Reds, who acquired him off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers in March 2017. He had a breakout season in 2017 and was selected to his first All-Star Game in 2018.

Gennett has a career batting average of .289 with 85 home runs in six seasons, four in Milwaukee.

He is on a one-year contract worth $9,775,000.