Reds 2B Gennett leaves with injury

Reuters

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett was helped off the field during Friday's spring training game with an apparent right leg or groin injury.

Gennett walked gingerly as he was helped off the field, and he was later taken from the dugout on a golf cart. The team said he will have an MRI, with an update to be announced later.

Gennett was hurt while fielding a routine grounder on the outfield grass after he aligned deep as part of a shift in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He moved to his left and went down on his right knee, but he fielded the ball awkwardly and was in apparent pain as he threw to first base for the out. He remained in a kneeling position before getting assistance.

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"It was tough to see," Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It looked like he kind of rolled weird or something. I'm not really sure. It looked like there was something with his groin. I can't really say for sure."

Gennett, who turns 29 on May 1, earned his first All-Star appearance last season, batting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs, a year after totaling 27 homers and 97 RBIs. He played in a career-high 154 games in 2018.

The Reds open the season Thursday at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

--Field Level Media

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