One day after Yasiel Puig thanked the Cincinnati Reds and their fans after being traded to the Cleveland Indians, Scooter Gennett did the same after being traded to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later.
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On Instagram, Gennett wrote Thursday, “I can’t put into words to describe what playing for the Reds the past couple years has meant to me and my family. I had a lot of fun and have a lot of special memories playing in Cincinnati!
“I want to thank my teammates for always being there for me and my family and the coaching staff for all the guidance and hard work they put in. And last but not least, thank you the fans of Cincinnati! You have always made me feel at home. But now I have a new home so I hope you understand that and root on the Giants when we aren’t playing the Reds, of course. Now I don’t like goodbyes so I will simply say this: See you later (Reds) and see ya soon (Giants).”
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Gennett hit 50 home runs in three seasons for the Reds. He hit four in one game in 2017, becoming the first player in franchise history to accomplish that feat. This season, he had no home runs in 21 games. He spent most of the season on the injured list with a right groin strain before debuting in late June.
Gennett went 1-for-3 Wednesday in his final game with the Reds. He’s hitting .217.
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