Giants cut 2B Gennett, call up 3 players

Former All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett's stay with the San Francisco Giants didn't last long.

Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds at the July 31 trade deadline, Gennett was placed on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, when the Giants made several moves.

Infielder Mauricio Dubon, 25, acquired in a July 31 trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Drew Pomeranz, was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento, along with right-handed relief pitcher Tyler Rogers and outfielder Joey Rickard.

Pitcher Trevor Gott (right elbow strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list, and infielder Abiatal Avelino was optioned to Sacramento.

In 21 games with the Giants, Gennett batted .234 with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs.

Gennett, 29, missed the first half of the season with the Reds due to a severe groin strain sustained in spring training. He made his 2019 debut on June 28 and struggled to find a groove, batting just .217 with no home runs and five RBIs in 21 games for Cincinnati.

Gennett was an All-Star in 2018, when he batted .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs in 154 games. It was his second straight season with at least 20 homers and 90 RBIs for the Reds.

Avelino, 24, went 2-for-7 with one RBI in four games for San Francisco. Gott, 27, was 7-0 with one save and a 4.44 ERA in 50 appearances.

Dubon appeared in his first two career major league games last month, going 0-for-2. He hit .302 with 20 homers and 56 RBIs in a combined 123 games in Double-A and Triple-A this year.

Rickard, 28, played in a combined 48 major league games earlier this year for the Baltimore Orioles and the Giants, hitting .206 with three homers and seven RBIs. In 46 games for Sacramento, he batted .372 with 15 doubles, two triples, six homers and 23 RBIs.

Rogers, 28, has no major league experience. He was 4-2 with five saves and a 4.21 ERA in 49 appearances (one start) in Triple-A this year.

--Field Level Media