Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett cut himself in the shower, which is very odd and very typical of a 2015 Brewer, and which we laughed at a bit this morning.
Turns out Gennett's injury may effect the Brewers a bit more than they had been planning. If it lingers, the second baseman could find himself needing a stint on the disabled list, according to Tom Haudricourt.
Gennett stated on instagram that he had been reaching for some suds and cut his finger on the 'bottom of the metal thing that holds [his] shampoo and body wash.'
The Brewers will have Dr. William Raasch look at Gennett's finger before deciding on their course of action. As evidenced in the instagram post, the cut was bad enough that Gennett needed stitches, so he'll need at least a couple of days off.
Hector Gomez is starting for the Brewers on Monday in place of Gennett and would figure to see the majority of time at the position in Gennett's absence. The Brewers don't have another second baseman on the roster (and even had Carlos Gomez cover an inning there early in the year when Gennett was ejected and both backup infielders had already been used).
When Carlos Gomez went on the DL, the Brewers said they had been debating calling up Jason Rogers or Elian Herrera to fill his roster spot. The team went with the former so they wouldn't need to open a 40-man roster spot for the latter. If Gennett is also placed on the DL, though, Herrera seems to be the likely call. In 10 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs, the 30-year-old Herrera has hit .415/.489/.634. He's also capable of playing all around the diamond.
Gennett has been struggling pretty heavily this year, with a .207/.303/.207 line after the team elected to forgo a platoon option to join him at second.