The Cincinnati Reds have announced that second baseman Scooter Gennett will go on a rehab assignment beginning on Monday. He will join the Daytona Tortugas, who will be beginning the second half of their season. This was first reported by Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Scooter Gennett hasn’t played in games since late in the spring. He injured his groin on March 22nd making a throw from the outfield grass and he’s missed nearly three months. Last Thursday he headed out to Goodyear to get action in game-like situations with the guys in extended spring training. Things seemed to go well because he’s heading to Florida to join up with the Tortugas for Monday.
Position players get up to 20 days in the minor leagues while on a rehab assignment. Assuming that things go as planned for Scooter Gennett he will probably spend some time with Daytona, then jump up to either Double-A Chattanooga or Triple-A Louisville for some games before returning to Cincinnati. The Lookouts are on their All-Star break from Monday through Wednesday, but then are at home for 10 straight days. Louisville begins an 8-day road trip from the 18th through the 25th before returning home on the 26th.
Robert Stephenson activated in Cincinnati
Right-handed reliever Robert Stephenson was on a rehab assignment with the Louisville Bats this week, but he’s been activated and sent back to Cincinnati. He’s taking the spot on the roster, at least for now, of Jose Iglesias, who was placed on paternity leave. Pretty good Fathers Day gift for Jose!