Cubs reportedly interested in free-agent second baseman


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Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports
Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs have interest in free-agent second baseman Scooter Gennett according to multiple reports, including 670 The Score's Bruce Levine.

Gennett was mostly hurt last season with a severe groin injury playing in only 42 games (139 at-bats) hitting .226 with two homers and 11 RBIs.

In the two years before that, the 29-year old was impressive batting .303 with 50 homers with a 124 wRC+.

For his career, he is a .286 hitter with 87 homers, 360 RBIs, and a .327 on-base percentage.

Since he is still on the market this late into the offseason, the Cubs might be able to sign him to a minor-league deal, which would make sense to see if he can battle back fully and resemble his former All-Star self.

The Cubs have second options at second base including Ian Happ, David Bote, Daniel Descalso, Robel Garcia, and Nico Hoerner.

However, the only veteran on that list is Descalso and who knows what will happen with him in the future.

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