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.
Selsky is getting his first start Sunday in center field against the A's.
Tyler Holt had been starting previously in center field with Billy Hamilton out, but Selsky will get what might be a token start Sunday.
Selsky was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Following another poor outing over the weekend, the Reds opted to send Jon Moscot to Triple-A, so Selsky will come up to take his place on the 25-man roster. The outfielder has appeared in only one game for the Reds on the year, striking out in his lone at-bat. He's found decent success at the Triple-A level, though, slashing .284/.374/.413 on the year with 15 RBI.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/27/2016 vs St. Louis|
|vs St. Louis||6||6||1||1.000||1.667||1.000|
|vs Wainwright (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Last 7 Games|
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|2013||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||32||83||7||15||2||0||0||12||10||20||0||0||.281||.205||.181|
|2014||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||64||166||23||50||8||0||1||21||29||42||2||4||.410||.367||.301|
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