Scooter Gennett made a successful Cactus League debut on Thursday, helping the Milwaukee Brewers pull out a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona.
Gennett has missed the entire spring with a sore shoulder but returned in the designated hitters role last night. He singled, doubled and homered in three at-bats, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.
Taylor Jungmann gave up one single and one walk in four scoreless innings, as the Brewers improved to 8-6-and-1 in the Cactus League.
Barrios dealing with shoulder injury
Reliever Yhonathan Barrios will not start the season in the bullpen, after the team sent M-R-I results on a serious shoulder injury to famed surgeon James Andrews for a second opinion.
Manager Craig Counsell said surgery is possible, after the 24-year-old Barrios suffered discomfort in winter ball last November and again at Spring Training.