Giants place 2018 All-Star Scooter Gennett on unconditional release waivers

Sporting News

Scooter Gennett's time in San Francisco was short-lived.

The Giants placed the second baseman on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, the team announced.

A player must be placed on unconditional release waivers before a team can formally release that player. All 29 MLB teams then have a chance to claim the player on waivers, but he can refuse to move to that team.

If the player is picked up, the acquiring team is required to pay the remainder of his contract.

Gennett signed a one-year, $9.78 million deal with the Reds before the season and was traded to the Giants at the deadline for a player to be named later.

He batted .234 with two home runs and six RBIs in 21 games with the Giants after the deal.

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