SARASOTA - Sarasota High School alum Scooter Gennett was traded to the San Francisco Giants at the Major League Baseball trade deadline Wednesday. 

Scooter joins a red–hot Giants team that is just 2 games out of the wild card berth. His stay with the Cincinnati reds was prolific. He joined them as the 2017 season began. In June He became the first major leaguer to have four homers, five hits and 10 RBIs in a game. He also led the majors with four grand slams, joining Lou Gehrig as the only players with a four–homer game and a four–grand–slam season.

Gennett had been out most of this year with a severe groin injury, and has played just 22 games. However, last season, he became an All–Star for the first time, homering in the 9th inning of the All-Star game to tie the score and send it into extra innings. In 2017 and 2018, Gennett had a combined 50 homers and 189 RBIs.