Reds’ Nick Senzel not blaming service time for losing outfield job
A day after his agent blamed service time manipulation for him not winning a roster spot, Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel is refusing to take the same approach publicly.
On Saturday, Senzel simply credited teammate Scott Schebler for nailing down the team’s center field job, and wouldn’t go anywhere close to as far as his agent did.
Senzel on going to Louisville: "I think what gets lost in this is I had a chance to win the job and I didn't win the job. That's how I take it. Scotty [Schebler] did what he needed to do to win the job, that's how I kind of see it." #reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 23, 2019
Schebler hit .379 during spring, so keeping him on the roster is far from indefensible. Senzel wasn’t bad either, though, hitting .308.
Ultimately, Senzel’s agent has a lot more leeway to speak on this publicly than Senzel probably does, but he’ll probably earn points for his professionalism whether he feels it’s fair or not.