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Red Sox claim outfielder/first baseman Steve Selsky off waivers from Reds

The Boston Red Sox today claimed outfielder/first baseman Steve Selsky off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
January 25, 2017

The Boston Red Sox today claimed outfielder/first baseman Steve Selsky off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.   President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.   Selsky, 27, appeared in 24 games and made nine starts over three stints with the Reds in his major league debut last season,

The Boston Red Sox today claimed outfielder/first baseman Steve Selsky off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
 
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
 
Selsky, 27, appeared in 24 games and made nine starts over three stints with the Reds in his major league debut last season, batting .314 (16-for-51) with two doubles and two home runs. The right-handed batter recorded a hit in seven consecutive at-bats during a stretch from September 25-27, and on September 26 at St. Louis he went 5-for-5 with four RBI. Selsky spent most of his 2016 season with Triple-A Louisville, making 39 starts in the outfield, 33 at first base, and eight as a designated hitter. In 85 games with the Bats, he hit .280 (83-for-296) with an .822 OPS, 24 doubles, and nine home runs. Selected by the Reds in the 33rd round of the 2011 June Draft, Selsky has batted .295 (530-for-1,796) with a .379 on-base percentage in 537 career minor league games, totaling 111 doubles, 15 triples, 51 home runs, and 37 stolen bases.
 
With today's transaction, the Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at 40.