Steve Selsky used to play for the Cincinnati Reds. Most of the time was spent in the Minor Leagues with the organization, but he played in 24 games with the big league club in 2016. He found success, somewhat, hitting .314/.340/.471 in 54 plate appearances. But, he also struck out 22 times in that span. Basically, almost every time he made contact, the ball went for a hit. That winter the Reds placed him on waivers and he was claimed by the Boston Red Sox. That’s where he has been for the last year-and-a-half.
The Red Sox, however, released Steve Selsky at the end of spring training this year. That left the 28-year-old as a free agent and ready to test the Minor League free agency waters. In 2017 he only saw nine plate appearances for Boston last season, going 1-9 with a double and five strikeouts. He found a little more success in Triple-A, but it’s a far cry from what he did in the Reds organization at the same level in 2016. With Pawtucket over 79 games that he played in Triple-A he hit just .215/.270/.360 with 18 walks and 97 strikeouts. With Louisville in 2016 he manaed a .280/.363/.459 line.
Where could Steve Selsky wind up?
The outfield in Louisville is a bit crowded as things sit right now, with Sebastian Elizalde, Tyler Goeddel, Patrick Kivlehan, and Mason Williams on the team, with Brandon Dixon also capable of playing out there. Dixon, however, will probably spend time on the dirt with Alex Blandino being called up to join the Major League team.
During the spring with the Red Sox he hit just .136 in 13 games. He’s been a free agent for a little more than a week at this point, so he may not join a team immediately (thought he could). It won’t be long either way until he’s added to a roster, but it may be a few days before he pops up on the active list.