Cincinnati Reds Former Top Prospect Returns In Triple-A

He was once one of the top prospects in the Cincinnati Reds' system, but his tools have yet to translate to the majors. Injuries have held back outfielder Nick Senzel every step of the way. And finally, he's on the verge of returning, yet again, from his latest malady. 

Senzel has been sent to Triple-A on a rehab assignment, and ripped a double in his first at-bat Tuesday night. 

But after four seasons of patrolling center field in Cincinnati (whenever he was healthy enough to do so), he'll be returning to a different role when he's ready. 

According to reports, manager David Bell plans to use Senzel as more of a utility option, and he is expected to see time at a few different positions once he returns to the Reds from the injured list. While at Louisville for the next week or two, he'll likely see time all over the field. 

Senzel's games-played in his four seasons in the majors: 104, 23, 36 and last year's career-best 110. He has a .240 career average with a .663 OPS, and an OPS+ of 73 (27% below the average major league hitter).

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