Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
1 week ago

Gennett is slated to start in right field in Wednesday's Cactus League game, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jonathan Villar taking over at second base, Gennett will need to adjust to the outfield if he is to protect his spot on the Brewers' roster. Manager Craig Counsell had hinted at shifting the 26-year-old to a utility role and it appears that time has come. Gennett is off to a hot start this spring (6-for-12, two RBI), but he'll need to keep producing if he is to secure a roster spot.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
1 week ago

Gennett (wrist) is in the starting lineup Sunday, playing second base and leading off for the Brewers as they take on a Reds split-squad team, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder has been out for a week due to a bout of wrist soreness, but it seems like his patience has paid off. However, a clean bill of health won't guarantee him playing time once Jonathan Villar returns from the World Baseball Classic, as Gennett will likely be forced to play some outfield if he wants to maintain his position on the 25-man roster.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 weeks ago

Gennett (wrist) had a full workout Saturday and is expected to play second base in Sunday's Cactus League game, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Brewers have slowly brought Gennett along with his wrist ailment, and it seems he is finally getting the nod after completing a full workout without any constraints. The 26-year-old will be anxious to return to the lineup, as he is looking to lock down a utility roster spot for the Brewers in 2017.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 weeks ago

Gennett (wrist) will not return to action until Sunday or Monday, according to manager Craig Counsell, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The player had previously stated optimism to return sooner, but the skipper shut that down in subsequent reporting as the club continues to manage his sore right wrist carefully. Gennett is looking for at-bats at numerous positions, but his quest to lock down a utility roster spot will have to wait a bit.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 weeks ago

Gennett (wrist) said he's aiming to play in a split-squad game Friday or Saturday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

His bruised right wrist has delayed him a bit longer than expected, though with proper rest and no further setbacks, Gennett should be ready for Opening Day. Though he's not in line to start, barring an injury, the vet should gather about two starts per week as a replacement infielder and possibly in the outfield.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 weeks ago

Gennett (wrist) is still being held out of spring games due to wrist soreness, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman initially stated that the ailment was not much of a concern, although this development seems to state otherwise. That being said, the Brewers might just be taking the cautious approach with Gennett given the extra week of spring training this season, so his status moving forward should become clearer in the next few days as he gets back into the swing of things.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 weeks ago

Gennett was scratched from the Brewers' lineup for Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rockies with a bruised right wrist, Tom Haudicourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old labeled his injury as "nothing at all," so it appears he was only pulled for precautionary purposes and won't be at risk of missing much further Cactus League action. Gennett was initially slated to bat leadoff Sunday and man left field, a position he's learning this spring in an effort to increase his versatility. A second baseman by trade, Gennett will open the season in a backup role at that position with Jonathan Villar slated for a full-time role at the keystone following his breakout 2016 season.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
4 weeks ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Gennett will see as much time in left field as possible with Ryan Braun resting during the first work of spring games, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett will probably share that job with Hernan Perez as the latter prepares for the World Baseball Classic. Gennett is trying to catch on as a utility player after losing the second base job. His platoon work against right-handed pitching will continue to make him useful, especially for daily fantasy games and daily transaction leagues when he's in the lineup, but how often he'll be in the lineup may depend on several dominoes falling.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
2 months ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Gennett would play multiple positions during spring training, including the outfield, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The emergence of Jonathan Villar last season along with the second-half promotion of prized shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia leaves Gennett without a full-time starting role entering 2017, so in an attempt to find extra at-bats, Gennett will look to increase his positional versatility. The Brewers' outfield is fairly crowded with a number of interesting options and Hernan Perez is another utility option for Counsell, but if Gennett can prove capable as an outfielder or at another spot on the diamond, he should at least find semi-regular starts against right-handed pitching. Gennett owns a career .294/.330/.446 batting line against righties, compared to a .187/.237/.254 line versus southpaws.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
3 months ago

Gennett will have to battle for playing time in Milwaukee following the acquisition of Travis Shaw on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shaw will presumably start at third base against righties, with Jonathan Villar starting at second base, leaving Gennett with nowhere to play against righties, which is the only time he would be in the lineup in the first place. The Brewers would like to move Gennett if a buyer emerges, but there is not much demand for a second baseman who needs a platoon partner and is a below-average defender. For now it looks like he will enter 2017 as a weapon off the bench against right-handed pitching.