Reds sign veteran infielder off waivers

The Cincinnati Reds have claimed infielder Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers, according to

A Cincinnati native, Gennett appeared in 456 games for the Brewers the last four seasons, batting .279 with 35 home runs and 160 RBI.

The left-handed hitting Gennett, 26, has played 455 of his 456 games at second base, but he also can play third base and has played one game in right field.

First baseman Christian Walker was claimed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, creating room on the 40-man roster for Gennett.

Also Tuesday the Reds sent nine players to the minor leagues — outfielder Desmond Jennings, infielder/outfielder Sebastian Elizalde, catcher Rob Brantly, infielders Tony Renda and Hernan Iribarren and pitchers Sal Romano, Tim Adleman, Lucas Luetge and Louis Coleman.

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