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.
“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.