GENNETT CLAIMED BY REDS AS ROSTER STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

The Milwaukee Brewers 2017 Opening Day roster continues to take shape, and the team made several more moves on Tuesday, including the announcement that second baseman Scooter Gennett had been claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Drafted by the Brewers out of high school in the 16th round in 2009, Gennett made his big league debut with Milwaukee in 2013 and spent parts of the past four seasons with the Brewers, appearing in 456 games and hitting .279 with 36 home runs.

The emergence of Jonathan Villar last season forced Gennett off of second base and he spent much of spring training experimenting in right field, left field and at third base, but the Brewers simply didn’t envision enough at-bats for Gennett this season, prompting the team to place him on waivers.

In other moves, the Brewers announced that first baseman Jesus Aguilar had made the team while it was also reported that Ivan DeJesus, Jr., Eric Sogard and Rene Garcia would not.