Red Sox add another former first-rounder to player pool


The Red Sox are loading up on pitchers from the first round of the 2010 Major League Draft.

After scooping up Dylan Covey, the 14th overall selection 10 years ago, the Red Sox secured the services of Seth Blair, who had been taken with the 46th overall selection in 2010 by the Cardinals.

Blair has been added to the team's 60-man player pool, necessitating the release of outfielder John Andreoli.

The former Arizona State product (being named the 2010 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year) most recently pitched for San Diego's Single-A team in Lake Elsinore, striking out 47 batters over 35 innings. That came after an extended hiatus, having not pitched professionally since 2014.

For a look at how Blair's backyard in Arizona became an unlikely training ground for minor-leaguers during the COVID-19-induced hiatus, click here.

He also still has a Linkedin page from his time away from baseball.