Selsky was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Selsky was designated for assignment last week to clear room on the roster for the acquisition of Rajai Davis. After passing through waivers untouched, Selsky will report back to Pawtucket, where he'll continue to serve as organizational depth. The 28-year-old is hitting .215/.270/.360 with 11 homers in 79 games at Triple-A this season.
Selsky was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
While there is no corresponding move, Rosenthal suspects the Red Sox are on the verge of a trade. Selsky is hitting .215/.270/.360 with 11 home runs in 79 games at Triple-A. He will continue to provide organizational depth going forward, whether with the Red Sox or with a team that claims him.
Selsky was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
With Chase d'Arnaud being claimed Thursday, the Red Sox had to make a 25-man roster move to clear a spot. Selsky had appeared in just three games since April 16 and hadn't made a start since April 9 even with Boston's rash of infield injuries. He'll head down to Pawtucket, where he figures to see much more regular playing time.
Selsky is starting in center field Sunday in place of Jackie Bradley (knee), Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports.
Normally, we'd see Chris Young as a replacement outfielder, but he's needed at designated hitter to replace Hanley Ramirez (flu).
Selsky will open the season on Boston's 25-man roster. manager John Farrell announced Saturday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Selsky's right-handed bat was the factor in him earning the 25th spot on the roster over Marco Hernandez. The 27-year-old Selsky is the right-handed alternative to Mitch Moreland at first base while the Red Sox wait on Hanley Ramirez who has been limited to DH only during spring training. Selsky was also used some at third base this spring and could be a complement to Pablo Sandoval, although his lack of experience at the hot corner was evident when he did play there. He went 16-for-45 (.356) with a .431 on-base percentage, .689 slugging percentage, with four home runs, three doubles, 12 RBI, 10 runs and five walks over 22 Grapefruit League games. Presumably, he's holding the final roster spot until Josh Rutledge (hamstring, 10-day DL) is ready. Or, Hernandez could replace him once Ramirez proves he's ready to play the field. The point being, Selsky's stay at the major-league level is expected to be a short one.
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