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2 Scooter Gennett 2B
Height/Weight: 5-10/184 | Birthdate: 5/1/1990 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 21/2 | Average Draft Position: 240.03
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Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (hand) must prove he's ready before return


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (hand) will be eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, but manager Ron Roenicke said he'll have to prove he's healthy and ready to play before he'll see action with the big club, reports JSOnline.com.

Gennett, who was placed on the DL after suffering a deep laceration to his left hand, is currently on a Class-A rehab assignment.

“He still needs to play well before we decide what we want to do,” Roenicke said. “I told him when he went down, ‘This isn’t going through the motions. This is going down to make sure you work to when we bring you back, you’re ready.’"


Brewers' Scooter Gennett (hand) begins rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (hand) began a rehab assignment with Class A Wisconsin Friday, going 1 for 3 with a run and a stolen base.

Gennett followed up the rehab debut by going 0 for 1 Saturday but did draw and walk and collect an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Out since April 19 after suffering a laceration on his hand while in the shower, the second baseman is eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett expected to begin rehab assignment Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Wisconsin on Friday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is expected to play four games with Wisconsin.

Gennett, who will get the stitches removed from his left hand laceration on Wednesday, is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett (hand) taking swings Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett will take some swings with a bat on Sunday, according to FOX Sports Wisconsin. 

Gennett suffered a left hand laceration in an accident while showering. The injury required stitches. He's expected to have his stitches removed this week. On the 15-day disabled list, Gennett is expected to return to the team the moment he's eligible to. 


Brewers place 2B Scooter Gennett on DL, make minor moves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) The injury-ravaged and floundering Brewers have placed second baseman Scooter Gennett on the disabled list with a left hand laceration. Four of their top position players are down.

His problem has festered since cutting his hand in the shower. The original diagnosis was that he was to likely miss two games. He's expected to return after his 15 days are up, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Once he returns, he will attempt to improve a .207/.303/.207 slash line. Gennett has six singles all year.

The move motivated the Brewers to promote infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A and designate for assignment right-hander Brandon Kintzler.


Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett cuts finger while showering, out two days


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett joined the list of odd baseball injuries Monday. Gennett cut the top of his left hand while reaching for shampoo in the shower after Sunday's game in Pittsburgh on the shower caddy holding his cleaning products, according to his Instagram account.

Gennett said he hopes to be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game after the bleeding stops.

Manager Ron Roenicke did not rule out the possibility of a DL stint if Gennett's situation lingers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

He is hitting .207 with one RBI in 29 at-bats this season.


Brewers' Ryan Braun bats leadoff for first time in career


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun was slotted in the leadoff position in the team's starting lineup on Saturday, the first time in his career he's batted leadoff. 

The Brewers' lineup had other major changes on Saturday. Martin Maldonado will bat seventh and catch, in just his fourth game of 2015. Regular catcher Jonathan Lucroy replaces Adam Lind at first base. 

"Trying to do something different, getting [Braun] sparked," Roenicke said to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's had better at-bats, but just to get his mind off some things and maybe on something else. Then also, I think he is swinging the bat better. He's just not getting hits. Put him in a little different atmosphere. Hopefully he can get on base for us and have the other guys drive him in."

Hector Gomez gets the start at second base, batting sixth. He replaces Scooter Gennett

Logan Schaefer is in center field, batting eighth. It will be his first start of the season.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett back in starting lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is in the starting lineup for the first time in three games Monday.

Gennett was ejected after slamming his bat after a strikeout Friday, and as the team didn't have a reserve infielder left on the bench, Carlos Gomez had to come in and play second. Manager Ron Roenicke didn't use Gennett at all Saturday and kept him out of the starting lineup Sunday, though the second baseman did enter the game in the seventh inning and finished 1 for 2.

Gennett is 2 for 15 with seven strikeouts and has been hit twice by pitches. The Brewers are heavy underdogs (+165) against the Cardinals Monday.


Brewers' Lucroy, Gennett not in starting lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and second baseman Scooter Gennett are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Lucroy is getting a break from starting Sunday after opening the season just 1 for 20, and Martin Maldonado will take his spot behind the plate. Manager Ron Roenicke said he isn't worried about Lucroy's slow start, the Journal Sentinel reports.

"Luc has had some good at-bats," Roenicke said Sunday. "He stayed on a breaking ball and hit a bullet to second yesterday. The day before he lined out to short. So he’s had some good at-bats. The first couple days he was lost, then he started swinging the bat again. I like what he’s doing."

With Lucroy out of the lineup, Jean Segura will move to the No. 2 slot, and the manager indicated that Segura's early-season performance made his choice for the spot easy.

"The way he’s been swinging it, yeah," Roenicke said. "Other than that, I don’t what I would have done. Sometimes you slip in a Khris Davis or somebody else. But Seggy, the way he’s swinging, he’s perfect."

Gennett is out of the lineup for the second straight game after getting ejected Friday for slamming his bat to the ground on a called strike three when the team had no backup infielders on the bench. Hector Gomez will get a second straight start at second base after going 2 for 3 Saturday.

The Brewers are favorites (-120) against the Pirates Sunday.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett out due to frustration with ejection


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in the starting lineup Saturday due to frustration with his ejection from Friday's game, manager Ron Roenicke said per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Hector Gomez will replace him at second. Gennett was ejected from Friday's game after throwing his bat down in frustration after a called strike on an attempted check swing. He is struggling so far at the plate this season, going just 1 for 13 with six strikeouts.

"I don't need [an explanation], I know why," Gennett said to MLB.com. "I let my frustrations get the best of me last night, and I apologize. I kind of lost track of how many guys we had left on the bench. That's something I don't really focus on; I focus more on hitting the ball. The one thing I felt worse about was doing that to my team."


Brewers' Adam Lind, Scooter Gennett get to play vs. LHP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke will give left-handed batters Adam Lind and Scooter Gennett the chance to play against southpaw starters. 

Both players have platooned for most of their careers, only matching up against right-handers. 

"It’s probably going to be pitcher by pitcher," Roenicke said, per the Journal Sentinel. "They’ll show me whether they should stay in there or we should make a chance. So if it’s a really tough left-hander on a lefty, I probably wouldn’t do this."


Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez to leadoff on Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Brewers have announced their Opening Day lineup and it will go: center fielder Carlos Gomez, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right fielder Ryan Braun, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, first baseman Adam Lind, left fielder Khris Davis, second baseman Scooter Gennett, shortstop Jean Segura and pitcher Kyle Lohse.

Gomez and Gennett were competing throughout camp to see who would end up as the leadoff hitter in the lineup. Gomez has hit leadoff in 106 of 148 games, posting a .276/.356/.488 slash line with 20 home runs and 50 RBI.


Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett drives in three in win over Indians


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett drove in three runs on two hits in a 6-3 victory over the Indians on Friday, according to the NY Times.

Gennett hit a double and a single off of Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco. 

In 440 plate appearances last season, Gennett hit .276 with 54 RBI and 55 runs scored.


Brewers' Roenicke chooses Carlos Gomez to bat leadoff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Tuesday's spring lineup against the Reds will be the team's Opening Day batting order, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Tuesday's lineup had center fielder Carlos Gomez batting first, and he was followed by catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right fielder Ryan Braun, third base Aramis Ramirez, first baseman Adam Lind, left fielder Khris Davis, second baseman Scooter Gennett and shortstop Jean Segura. The pitcher will bat ninth.

Roenicke said he chose Gomez to bat leadoff over Gennett because moving Gomez to the middle of the lineup disrupts other hitters.


Brewers to decide leadoff hitter Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke plans to decide between Scooter Gennett and Carlos Gomez for the leadoff spot in the lineup by Monday, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Gennett hit .289 with 54 RBI and 55 runs scored in 440 plate appearances last season while Gomez hit.284 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI in 574 plate appearances.


Brewers' Carlos Gomez, Scooter Gennett top options to bat leadoff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday he wasn't ready to announce who will hit leadoff in 2015, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. However, he indicated it would be Carlos Gomez or Scooter Gennett.

Gomez hit .276 with a .356 on-base percentage, .488 slugging percentage and .844 OPS in 106 games as the leadoff hitter in 2014. Gennett hit .323 with a .351 on-base percentage, .505 slugging percentage and .856 OPS in 23 games batting first last season.


Brewers Scooter Gennett looking to prove himself


(3/5/2015) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett knows that he must improve against left-handed pitching, per the team's official website.

"I'm very eager," said Gennett. "For me, I'm not eager about showing or proving [that I can hit lefties], but just for myself, being able to play and have fun every day and get in there every day and crack lefties. That's part of the game -- you don't want to [sit] out. It's back to what I'm used to, and I'm really looking forward to it." 

He didn't face one left-handed starting pitcher last year.  When batting against southpaw relievers in 2014, he went 4-for-39.  Gennett is 10-for-78 against lefties.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said this about Gennett's struggles.

"For me, you can't hit lefties unless you can get hit by them," Gennett said, "which means, if there's a guy throwing 97 [mph] and slinging it in there, the only way I'm going to hit him is if I stand in there willing to stay in there and wear one in the neck or the shoulder or the ribs. That's what you have to do to hit lefties. So that's the one thing I worry about -- don't be a scaredy cat and get out of the way, and I'll be all right."

Gennett, 24, has a career batting average of .300 going into his third season with the Brewers.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett glad to have full-time role


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett is glad to have a full-time role heading into 2015, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Gennett spent last season in a platoon with Rickie Weeks, but with Weeks gone, he'll assume the full-time role. Gennett said he feels far less stressed about his position on the team this spring. "Seeing as I'm pretty much the everyday guy, that eliminated the stress, or whatever you want to call it, off my back," he said. 

"Just not having to worry about stuff out of my control. I've put myself in this position where I've earned the job, I've shown them what I can do, and now it's about consistently doing it," he added. 

Manager Ron Roenicke has already said he'll give Gennett plenty of opportunities to prove himself against left-handers. 

Gennett, 24, hit .289/.320/.434 over 440 at-bats last season. 


Brewers manager Ron Roenicke eyeing infield depth this spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke will spend spring training judging his infielder's versatility for depth behind Jean Segura and Scooter Gennett, per MLB.com.

Milwaukee has three shortstops on its 40-man roster with the chance to break camp with the big-league club. Hector Gomez, 26, and Luis Sardinas, 21, are expected to see time at second base behind Scooter Gennett.

"We want to give Scooter a chance against lefties, but if there's a day off we want to give him, or if it works out that we need to have a [right-handed hitting] guy there more often, who's it going to be?" Roenicke said. "Is it going to be Sardinas? Jimenez, because we know he hits lefties well? Who's that other guy who's going to be there?"

Yadiel Rivera, 22, should see some work at third behind Aramis Ramirez.


Brewers' Scooter Gennett prepping for full-time role


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett is prepping for a full-time role in 2015, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Gennett had a bit of a breakout season in 2014, but platooned with Rickie Weeks. With Weeks now a free-agent, Gennett is looking at a full-time role. "When it comes to playing every day and facing lefties, I’m looking forward to that," he said. "It has been a while. I can finally get back to my game."

Gennett admitted that he doesn't think it will be that hard to adjust to seeing left-handers while at the plate. "For me, it doesn’t matter what side it is coming from if I’m getting consistent at-bats," he said. 

The 24-year-old Gennett hit .289/.320/.434 over 440 at-bats last year.


Hitters to start in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Scooter Gennett, Luis Valbuena, J.J. Hardy and Mookie Betts are just of the few of the ones I recommend in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

To find out why, be sure to check it out.


Scooter Gennett runs at full speed Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was encouraged after running full speed in a baserunning session Tuesday for the first time in weeks, MLB.com reports.

Gennett has been playing with a sore right quad since the All-Star break but has managed to hit .353/.361/.441 in 34 August at-bats.


Scooter Gennett set to play Friday after short absence


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been placed back in the lineup for the Friday clash against the Dodgers after a bout with an elbow ailment.

Gennett had heated up with five hits in his last 10 at-bats following a 3-for-16 mini-slump.


Quad ailment has Scooter Gennett sidelined again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) A quad issue has Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett sidelined Thursday against San Francisco.

Gennett has had recurring problems with the quad. He had returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing time with the problem.


Scooter Gennett back from two-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Giants after missing two straight starts due to a lingering quadriceps injury. Gennett is batting .281 with two home runs, three doubles and 10 RBI in his last 20 games.