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Roenicke doesn't want Gennett focused on homers

Roenicke doesn't want Gennett focused on homers


ARLINGTON -- A day after hitting two home runs for the first time in his Major League career, second baseman Scooter Gennett found himself moved from No. 9 to No. 7 in the Brewers' lineup, though not because he is expected to produce more power.

"He's just not a guy that you want to think about hitting home runs," manager Ron Roenicke said. "If he decides to hit line drives and once in a while he gets one, great, but I think there's a lot of people who think this guy can hit, so it's nice seeing him do well."

Roenicke said he wants to get the message to Gennett that he should not be looking to increase his power output.

"I haven't yet, but that conversation will happen as soon as I get him alone," Roenicke said.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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