Second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss eight to 12 weeks because of the right groin strain he sustained during a spring training game, the Cincinnati Reds announced Saturday. Gennett walked gingerly as he was helped off the field on Friday, and he was later taken from the dugout on a golf cart. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic said Saturday that with Gennett’s injury, Jose Iglesias will play shortstop and Jose Peraza will man second base.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:38 am
Jake Lamb is tired of being asked about his move across the diamond. After five big league seasons as a third baseman, Lamb is set to start the season at first base, a spot vacated when All-Star Paul Goldschmidt was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals over the offseason. Eduardo Escobar was deemed a better option at the hot corner, and Lamb’s position switch will keep his bat in the lineup.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 11:46 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals announced a five-year extension for newly acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt on Saturday. Financial terms were not revealed, but the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that it will pay him “around $130 million.” The deal will keep Goldschmidt, 31, in St. Louis through the 2024 season. “When we made the trade to acquire Paul, we knew we had added one of the game’s premier players,” Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:32 pm