By Cooper Deck │ General Manager

Former Utica Blue Sox pitcher and Lackawanna College alum Jared Solomon was added to the Cincinnati Reds’ 40-man roster on Nov. 20. This marks the third former Blue Sox player to make a 40-man roster, with the first two being outfielder Cedric Mullins of the Baltimore Orioles and pitcher Ryan Yarbrough of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Solomon was a member of the 2016 West Division Champion Utica Blue Sox, and he was committed to Xavier University before being drafted in the 11th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Since then, the Millville, Pennsylvania native has made the most out of his time in the in the Cincinnati Reds’ Minor League ranks.

In his four seasons, the right-hander has posted a 3.82 ERA while striking out 221 batters. Solomon has spent time with the Rookie-Level Reds, Billings Mustangs (Rookie Level), Dayton Dragons (A) and the Daytona Tortugas, (Advanced A).

In August, the hurler was named the Reds best unranked prospect as a result of his impressive 2019 campaign. In his most recent season, Solomon posted a 3.98 ERA with the single-A level Dayton Dragons (full season) and the single-A level Daytona Tortugas (advanced). In his season with the two clubs, the right-hander also managed to strike out 111 batters.