Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett has completed his rehab with the Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas and will move up to join the Triple-A Louisville Bats for the next step on his way back to Cincinnati.

The second baseman hasn’t played in the Major Leagues this season, injuring his groin on a play late in spring training. He missed nearly three months before going on a rehab assignment in Daytona. With the Tortugas he played in four games and had 2 hits in 14 at-bats, which included a double. He would also walk once.

Now Scooter Gennett will move up to join Louisville. The Bats are on the road on Monday and Tuesday, but they are playing close by in Indianapolis. According to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com, Gennett is expected to play on both Monday and Tuesday for the Bats. After that, nothing is set.

Alex Wood also set to join Louisville this week

Scooter Gennett isn’t the only Red that will be wearing a Bats jersey this week. Left-handed starter Alex Wood is also scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Louisville this week. Right now he is slated to start for the Bats on Thursday as they will take on the Toledo Mudhens. The game will be the second game of a home stand for Louisville.

It’s been a long time for Alex Wood since he last faced hitters in a game. He threw live batting practice/a simulated game over the weekend in Milwaukee to Phillip Ervin and Kyle Farmer, but he last pitched in a game situation at the end of February in spring training. He’s expected to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday as he prepares for his start against Toledo.

For pitchers they get up to 30 days for a rehab assignment. The Reds haven’t said how long he will be on rehab for, or how many starts they are expecting to get from him. He threw 42 pitches on Saturday to teammates, and should be expected to go out and build up from there. Given that you would expect him to need to show he can throw at least 90 pitches before coming back, that sounds like at least 3-4 starts if he adds 15 pitches or so to each outing and starts out at either 45 or 60 pitches.

5 Responses

  1. RojoBenjy

    Must…try…not…to be…overly optimistic.

    The sports gods love to torture Cincinnati Sports Fans like Lucy holding Charlie Brown’s football.

  2. Jack Willoughby

    Scooter fell in the Reds collective lap. He earned everything the Reds gave him. I seriously doubt that Scooter will disappoint once he returns to the Reds lineup. He’s already almost 1 1/2 years overdue in regressing.

  3. kevinz

    Love how scooter plays the game. Love the hitting skills. Heck even love the Person.
    The team will suffer on Defense. DD and Farmer defense has helped the staff Greatly.
    I get second base is lower on the Defense end of the spectrum.
    Guess i am old school Love up the Middle Defense at each spot.
    Low on average but DD still good in OPS slugging plus better defense then scooter so far. My eyes could be telling me wrong though from watching them Both.

  4. Wes

    Reds need Alex wood to come back to 3 era or less form. They need another viable pitching option they can depend on. He’s a way bigger nerd than scooter right now

    • Big Ed

      Very excellent typo there. Scooter is quite the nerd, so Wood must be extreme.