Reds sign first-round pick Blandino

Reds sign first-round pick Blandino

The Reds have reached agreement with Alex Blandino, their second selection in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, according to's Jonathan Mayo.

Blandino, an infielder out of Stanford and the No. 29 overall pick, signed a contract worth $1,788,000, which is equal to the slotting value for that Draft position.

The Reds have not confirmed the agreement.

Blandino batted .310 with 12 home runs as a junior, and he was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after the 2012 campaign. Blandino was originally drafted by the A's in 2011 in the 38th round out of high school, but he elected not to sign and to attend college instead.

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