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Reds second baseman Gennett on bench with sore shoulder

Gennett leads the Reds in hits and started 27 of the first 28 games

A sore shoulder has bothered Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett since spring training, interim manager Jim Riggleman said Monday.

Gennett, who leads the Reds with 34 hits and 134 at-bats, has appeared in every game, but he was not in the lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park.

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“We’re going to give him at least today and see where we’ll go with it,” Riggleman said. “Thursday’s an off day. I don’t know if it’ll go through that. His shoulder’s a little tender. Some days are better than others. The cold weather was worse than other days. He’s a tough, little guy. He wants to be in there. It was tender enough that he’s not really getting his arm in a slot to throw from. He certainly can pinch hit.

Gennett started 27 of the first 28 games. Alex Blandino started at second base on Monday for the second time. 

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