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Is this Easter Bunny the Brewers' new starting second baseman?

Photo via Jeremy Jeffress on Twitter.

It's mid-morning on Easter at the Brewers Spring Training clubhouse, just hours before the team takes on the Indians. Second baseman Scooter Gennett is nowhere to be found. And then:

Happy Easter!!

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A human-sized bunny appears, wearing a bow tie and suit -- the Easter Bunny.

#weeooklkteamjv2 happy Easter everyone

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Gennett is still, suspiciously, nowhere to be found. But the bunny is now fully embraced as a member of the team:

Happy Easter from the Brewers @brewers lol thanks @sgennett2

A video posted by Jeremy Jeffress (@jusleft21) on

There's only one plausible explanation: This giant rabbit has replaced Gennett on the Brewers' roster and will start at second for the rest of the spring, and possibly the entire season.

Well, that or Gennett dressed up as the Easter bunny for a Brewers family Easter egg hunt and channeled his new powers into actual power on the diamond by cranking two homers in a Sunday Spring Training game:

Adam McCalvy of spoke with Gennett after his performance(s), and he seemed to think the costume might provide supernautral abilities:

"I'll wear that costume every day if it has knocks in it," Gennett said.

Yup, we'd pay to see that.