CINCINNATI (WFFT) - This time, it looks like Josh VanMeter is here to stay.
Between May 5th and July 18th, the former Norwell High School star was shipped back and forth between the Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats a total of seven times. But since his most recent call-up, VanMeter has been one of the hottest hitters in the majors. Coming into Wednesday afternoon's contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Ossian native was hitting .412 with four home runs and seven runs batted in over his last 15 games.
He didn't hurt his batting average on Wednesday either. After getting the nod in left field, VanMeter went for 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored. And the good news doesn't stop there. With Yasiel Puig now gone, VanMeter is expected to get more consistent playing time in the Reds' outfield.
The Redlegs are back in action on Thursday in Atlanta.