Gennett suffered a left hand laceration in an accident while showering. The injury required stitches. He's expected to have his stitches removed this week. On the 15-day disabled list, Gennett is expected to return to the team the moment he's eligible to.
The injury-ravaged and floundering
His problem has festered since cutting his hand in the shower. The original diagnosis was that he was to likely miss two games. He's expected to return after his 15 days are up, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Once he returns, he will attempt to improve a .207/.303/.207 slash line. Gennett has six singles all year.
The move motivated the Brewers to promote infielder/outfielder
Gennett said he hopes to be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game after the bleeding stops.
Manager Ron Roenicke did not rule out the possibility of a DL stint if Gennett's situation lingers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
He is hitting .207 with one RBI in 29 at-bats this season.
The Brewers' lineup had other major changes on Saturday.
"Trying to do something different, getting [Braun] sparked," Roenicke said to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's had better at-bats, but just to get his mind off some things and maybe on something else. Then also, I think he is swinging the bat better. He's just not getting hits. Put him in a little different atmosphere. Hopefully he can get on base for us and have the other guys drive him in."
Logan Schaefer is in center field, batting eighth. It will be his first start of the season.
Gennett was ejected after slamming his bat after a strikeout Friday, and as the team didn't have a reserve infielder left on the bench, Carlos Gomez had to come in and play second. Manager Ron Roenicke didn't use Gennett at all Saturday and kept him out of the starting lineup Sunday, though the second baseman did enter the game in the seventh inning and finished 1 for 2.
Gennett is 2 for 15 with seven strikeouts and has been hit twice by pitches. The Brewers are heavy underdogs (+165) against the Cardinals Monday.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/26/2015 vs St. Louis|
|vs St. Louis||10||3||0||.300||.300||.300|
|vs Lackey (Career)||3||2||0||1.000||.667||.667|
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|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||118||482||87||149||39||4||9||55||31||91||14||4||.354||.463||.309|
|2011||AFA-Brevard County Manat||134||556||74||167||20||6||9||51||27||69||11||10||.334||.406||.300|
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