Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
1 month ago

Jennings was released by the Mets on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signed with the organization in April and had been toiling at Triple-A Las Vegas, where he hit just .237 with 25 RBI and 43 strikeouts in 55 games. The 30-year-old is less than three years removed from logging nearly 500 at-bats with the Rays in 2014, but at this point his career is trending in the wrong direction.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets on Wednesday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings was released by the Reds at the end of March after failing to crack the major-league roster out of camp, but he didn't have to wait very long for another offer to arise. The 30-year-old will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, but his extensive major-league experience could help him punch a ticket to the big leagues if anyone in New York's outfield gets hurt.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings was released by the Reds on Friday, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings showed some power in spring for the Reds, but a .195 batting average ultimately sealed his fate. He has been on a steady decline for the past four years, with his OPS dropping from .748 in 2013 to .631 in 2016. That wasn't enough to unseat any of Cincinnati's outfielders, as they have instead chosen to go with youth in former Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara. Jennings has played just 83 major league games over the past two seasons, and he's going to have a hard time adding to that total after this stinker of a spring.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings was battling for a reserve outfield spot, and it looked like the 30-year-old had a good shot at making the big league roster with the release of Ryan Raburn. He was just 8-for-41 (.195) throughout spring, however, prompting the Reds to ship him off to the minors to start the season.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings' chances of winning a roster spot got better Monday with the Reds releasing Ryan Raburn.

EDGE Analysis

Both Jennings and Raburn were NRI's, so now the Reds only have to clear one 40-man roster spot. There's some chance that the team will keep just four reserve hitters, so Jennings could get more plate appearances than your average backup outfielder.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings (hip) is batting seventh and playing center field during Sunday's spring training game against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings was scratched from Thursday's game with what was being identified as "right hip flexor stiffness". The veteran outfielder said that he wasn't worried about the injury and the fact that he's suiting up Sunday confirms that it was nothing serious. He'll continue to battle for an Opening Day outfield spot.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings' injury has been identified as right hip flexor stiffness, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jennings said he's not worried about the injury and that he would have played Friday if the team planned it.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder continues fighting for a major league roster spot as a backup. Jennings stole 31 bases in 2012 and no less than 15 in any of his significant major league stints before 2016, so if he could fall into near frequent playing time, he could offer cheap steals in mixed leagues. The rest of his offensive game, on the other hand, remains shaky, as seen in his .245/.322/.393 career triple slash.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings was scratched from Thursday's spring league game with a hip injury, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported earlier that Jennings was scratched for an undisclosed reason, and it appears that reason was some minor hip pain. He'll be out for a couple days at least, so consider him day-to-day until the Reds update his status.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Jennings was scratched from the Reds' lineup on Thursday for undisclosed reasons, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beau Amaral will get the start in Jennings' place. The reason for the late scratch hasn't been disclosed, so he'll be considered day-to-day until the Reds clarify his status.

Desmond Jennings
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Jennings (knee) has started spring training going 2-for-5 in his first two spring training games.

EDGE Analysis

Because the Reds don't have a lot of Major League ready talent on the bench, both Jennings and Ryan Raburn could win roster spots out of spring training, despite not being on the 40-man roster.