The 27-year-old spent the majority of 2016 at Triple-A, where he batted .283/.369/.425 in 191 games. He also saw some time in the majors, making his big league debut and slashing .314/.340/.471 in 54 plate appearances. He will provide organizational depth and add another right-handed bench option.
Selsky was designated for assignment Thursday, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 27-year-old pieced together an .822 OPS during a solid campaign with Triple-A Louisville, but he struggled mightily in the majors outside of one 5-for-5 anomaly in September. The move to boot him from the 40-man roster was initiated in order to make room for recently-acquired Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, so it seems that Selsky is seen as little more than an organizational depth piece in the Reds' eyes.
Selsky homered, drove in four and scored twice in a 5-for-5 game Monday against the Cardinals.
Selsky had just nine major league hits in 18 games entering Monday. The 27-year-old 33rd-round pick had himself a night he'll never forget. Unfortunately, he has struck out an absurd 15 times in just 39 plate appearances (38.4 percent). He hit .280/.363/.459 in 85 games for Cincinnati's Triple-A squad this year, but his power has been inconsistent in the minors. He'll need to show he can put the ball over the fence consistently if he wants a sustained chance at a major league role in the future.
Selsky appeared in eight games with the Reds earlier this season, and he also earned himself a September call-up by posting an .822 OPS over 85 games with Louisville this season. He figures to serve as a part-time outfielder the rest of the way.
Selsky was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Selsky is going back down to the minor leagues due to the return of Billy Hamilton from the 7-day concussion disabled list. He only spend a week with the Reds, and went 3-for-9 during his time in the majors. Selsky has been playing well for Louisville all season, batting .284/.374/.413 with two home runs and 15 RBI and could be back with the Reds at some point this summer.
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