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Reds place Tim Adleman on DL, promote Steve Selsky

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What's another injury?

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Tim Adleman was set for an MRI on Friday after leaving Thursday's game with a strained left oblique, and it appears the news that provided was bad enough to send him to the DL.

His place on the 25-man roster will be taken by OF/1B Steve Selsky, who will be getting his first taste of big league action if and when he gets into a game with the Cincinnati Reds.  Selsky, 26, was a 33rd round selection by the Reds in the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Arizona (where he was teammates with current AAA Louisville infielder Seth Mejias-Brean), and he owns a solid .832 OPS in 1867 career minor league PAs.

What Selsky didn't have - at least before today - was a spot on the Reds' 40-man roster, which means his promotion is going to require a corresponding move to free up a spot for him.  It'll be interesting to see how the Reds handle this, since there are a number of options at their disposal.  In theory, they could move Anthony DeSclafani to the 60-day DL instead of designating someone for assignment, since it appears that even if Disco progresses well in his rehab stint, the 60-day threshold from the beginning of the year will pass before he could healthily make his Reds return.  Or, perhaps, the Reds just might decide to cut bait with one or their struggling relievers.

Either way, it's clear that Cincinnati will need another starting pitcher in four days with Adleman now out.  Jon Moscot is set for his final rehab start with Louisville tonight, so there's reason to believe he'll be called up in due time with a minor rotation shuffle in the cards.

Get well soon, Tim, and welcome to the big leagues, Steve.