Gennett is looking for a rebound opportunity after a brutal 2019 campaign. He was shelved early with a significant groin strain and never got going with the bat. The 29-year-old ended the season with a .226/.245/.323 batting line in 139 plate appearances.
There’s reason to hope that Gennett can get back on track after a full offseason of rest. He was a surprise force in the prior two seasons, turning in a robust .303/.351/.508 slash with fifty long balls.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the former Brewers and Reds infielder can line up with his third NL Central team. For the Cubs, adding Gennett would bring in yet another mix-and-match option to deepen a still-unsettled position-player mix. Gennett could battle in camp with fellow left-handed-hitting veteran infielder Daniel Descalso, who is under contract for 2020 but turned in equally rough results last year.