GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss the opening months of the season with a severe groin strain.
Gennett got hurt while making a play on a ground ball hit by Milwaukee’s Yasmani Grandal on Friday. He had an MRI, and the Reds said Saturday that he’s expected to miss two to three months.
The injury forces the Reds to rearrange their infield — which had been one set area of the team — heading into the season opener Thursday against Pittsburgh at Great American Ball Park. Manager David Bell plans to move shortstop Jose Peraza to second base and use newcomer Jose Iglesias at shortstop.
Gennett has been the Reds’ top hitter the last two seasons.