It doesn't look like we'll be seeing former Shrewsbury resident and St. John's graduate, John Andreoli roaming the Polar Park, or Fenway outfields next season. He was released by the Red Sox earlier today. Many in the area were rooting for the local kid to get a chance to play with the team he grew up cheering for. He was signed by the organization back in December as a non-roster invitee to spring training. This season he was playing in Pawtucket with the Red Sox taxi squad.
Andreoli was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2011 and has now been with seven different organizations. He made his Major League debut in 2018 with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles. Don't look for Andreoli to be unemployed for very long. He can play every outfield position and has a career Triple-A slash line of .262/.375/.416. In Boston it appears he fell victim to the lack of pitching depth this club needs at this time.
Right handed pitcher, Seth Blair will take his spot on the roster. 31 year old Blair was the 46th overall pick in the 2010 draft. After spending some time in the Cardinals organization he left baseball after the 2014 season. He made a comeback last year in Single A in the Padres organization and ended the season with a 4.17 ERA.