Scooter Gennett 'fine with not playing'May 22, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Scooter Gennett told Doug Fernandes of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune this week that he's "fine with not playing" if the right offer doesn't come along.
Analysis: Gennett was looking for a $5 million offer over the winter, but the best one he received was for $1.5 million plus $500,000 in incentives, and it came from a team that already had an everyday second baseman. ?(Teams) didn't come anywhere near what I thought was respectful and what I thought is right," Gennett said. "They made the decision pretty easy for me." If he sticks to his guns, it sounds like Gennett almost surely isn't going to play this season. The 30-year-old tore a muscle in his groin during spring training last year, came back too soon and went on to bat just .226/.245/.323 with an ugly 41/2 K/BB ratio over 139 plate appearances for the Reds and Giants.