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Red Sox claim OF/1B Steve Selsky off waivers from Reds


Red Sox claim OF/1B Steve Selsky off waivers from Reds

The Red Sox have claimed outfielder/first baseman Steve Selsky off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday.
Selsky, 27, appeared in 24 games and made nine starts in 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 Sept. 24-27, and on Sept. 26 at St. Louis he went 5-for-5 with four RBI. 

Selsky spent most of last season with Triple-A Louisville, making 39 starts in the outfield, 33 at first base, and eight as a DH. In 85 games there, he hit .280 (83-for-296) with an .822 OPS, 24 doubles, and nine home runs. 

A 33rd-round pick of the Reds in 2011, Selsky has hit .295 (530-for-1,796) with a .379 on-base percentage in 537 career minor league games. 
The move puts the Red Sox’ 40-man roster right at 40.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.