The Milwaukee Brewers have sent second baseman Scooter Gennett down to AAA Colorado Springs and called up relief pitcher Corey Knebel.
Gennett has been struggling early this season for the Brewers, batting .154 with a .203 on base percentage, with one home run and three RBIs. The 25-year-old has been Milwaukee's starting second baseman since July 2013. He batted .324 in 69 games as a rookie in 2013 and .289 in 137 games last season.
Gennett also spent time on the 15-day disabled list his year after he cut his hand on a piece of metal while showering.
Knebel is 1-2 this year with Colorado Springs with a 4.70 ERA and six saves.
Entering Monday, the Brewers are 13-25 and are 12.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central.
- Jack Jorgensen