Scooter Gennett last-minute addition to Reds Caravan

Ex-Dodgers not scheduled to participate
Opening Day 2018: Nationals 2, Reds 0
Posted at 2:30 PM, Jan 04, 2019

All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett is a last-minute addition to the annual four-day Reds Caravan through Reds Country starting Thursday.

New pitcher Tanner Roark and new manager David Bell will also participate, but none of the players recently acquired from the Dodgers – most notably outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp and pitcher Alex Wood – will be on the Jan. 17-20 bus tours of five states, according to a release from the club.

Other players taking part include All-Star third baseman Eugenio Suarez, catcher Tucker Barnhart, outfielder Jesse Winker, pitcher Sal Romano and minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell and catcher Tyler Stephenson.

Also appearing will be Reds CEO Bob Castellini (Louisville, Dayton, Huntington and Evansville only), President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, Vice President and General Manager Nick Krall, Hall of Famer & Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations Joe Morgan (Evansville only), plus broadcasters, current and former players, members of the front office and mascots.

The four bus caravans will make a total of 17 stops over four days. The tours (minus Gennett, Roark, Castellini and Morgan) will meet on the final day at the Florence Mall on Sunday, Jan. 20. Doors to the mall open at 9 a.m., and the Q&A with players will begin at 11 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m., fans can get autographs with current players and photos with Reds alumni and minor leaguers.

The tours will travel through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee. The groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.

Here is the breakdown (Times EST unless noted):


Broadcaster Jeff Piecoro, second baseman Scooter Gennett (except for Sunday), pitchers Sal Romano and Cody Reed, CEO Bob Castellini (Dayton only), Vice President & Senior Advisor to the General Manager Buddy Bell, Vice President of Player Development Shawn Pender, and mascot Mr. Red.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place), 7-9 pm
Friday, Jan. 18: Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center), 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19: Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force), 11 am-2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19: Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton Univ.), 3-5:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20: Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall), 11 am-2 pm


Broadcaster Marty Brennaman, catchers Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali, minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, CEO Bob Castellini (Louisville only), Vice President & General Manager Nick Krall, and mascot Gapper.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field), 6-8 pm
Friday, Jan. 18: Nashville, Tenn. (CoolSprings Galleria) , 6-8 pm (5–7 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19: Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall), Noon-2 pm (11 am–1 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19: Lexington, Ky. (Red Mile – new for 2019) , 4:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20: Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall), 11 am-2 pm


Broadcaster Thom Brennaman, manager David Bell, outfielders Jesse Winker and Phillip Ervin, minor league outfielder Stuart Fairchild, CEO Bob Castellini (Huntington only), President and COO Phil Castellini, Vice President & Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the General Manager Buddy Bell (Huntington only), roving catching instructor and former catcher Corky Miller (except Huntington), and mascot Mr. Redlegs.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center), 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 18: Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center), 5:45-7:45 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19: Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall), 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19: Huntington, W. Va. (Huntington Mall) , 2:30-4:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20: Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall), 11 am-2 pm


Broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Day, third baseman Eugenio Suárez, pitcher Tanner Roark (Thursday-Friday), minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson,CEO Bob Castellini (Evansville only), President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, and mascot Rosie Red.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive), 6:15-8:15 pm
Friday, Jan. 18: Evansville, Ind. (Eastland Mall), 5-7 pm (4–6 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19: Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall, Noon-2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19: Batesville, Ind. (Southeastern Indiana YMCA), 4-6 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20: Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall), 11 am-2 pm

Times, locations and participants are subject to change. Additional Caravan participants may be added.

Seating is limited at all Caravan stops. Autographs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items participants can sign.

The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 Reds on Radio affiliates as well as schools, businesses and hospitals throughout Reds Country as part of the “Reds Caravan Takeover.”

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2019 ticket plans.

Memberships to the Reds Heads, Reds Rookies and Club Red fan clubs will be for sale at select stops.

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