Gennett (biceps) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Gennett had the right biceps soreness crop up over the last couple days and was unable to take the field Saturday. The injury doesn't appear overly severe, but on the final day of the regular season, there is little reason to risk aggravating the injury. The 28-year-old will finish the season with a .310/.357/.490 slash line with 23 home runs and 92 RBI, assuming he isn't utilized off the bench. Dilson Herrera will start at second base and bat seventh for the Reds.
Gennett sat out Saturday because he's dealing with a sore right biceps, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I think it's just from an awkward swing," Gennett said. "It doesn't really hinder me from throwing or hitting too much, but it's something that at this point in the year, and where we're at -- all things considered -- it'd be stupid to make it worse." Interim manager Jim Riggleman isn't sure whether Gennett will be available to play in Sunday's finale. Meanwhile, Gennett doesn't have much to play for in terms of personal milestones, having fallen well behind Christian Yelich in the NL batting title race.
Gennett is not in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Gennett will receive a breather after starting the past 11 games, during which he's hit just .175 with a .575 OPS. In his absence, Dilson Herrera will man second base and bat seventh.
Gennett went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Marlins. Gennett was the offensive catalyst for the Reds on Thursday, bringing home two runs with a third-inning double before launching a two-run shot in the seventh. The All-Star infielder owns a terrific .870 OPS with 23 homers and 92 RBI in 613 plate appearances.
Gennett went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored Monday in the win over Los Angeles. Gennett picked up three RBI singles in the series opener, coming in the first, fourth and sixth innings. He's been seeing the ball well of late, notching six multi-hit games in his previous 10 contests. Gennett has gone 16-for-40 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI over that stretch.
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