Slammers Pitcher Kaleb Ort Signs With Yankees

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Slammers Pitcher Kaleb Ort Signs With Yankees

Source: Frontier League News

JOLIET, Ill.—The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy are proud to announce pitcher Kaleb Ort has signed with the New York Yankees.  Ort signed a minor league deal with the Yankees and will report immediately. Last year was his first with the Slammers and he went 3-4 in 20 appearances (12 starts) with a 6.05 ERA.  His strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season was 61-42. During this season’s Slammers exhibition games, Ort has been throwing 95-97 MPH with an above average slider. In September 2016, Ort was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks and was assigned to their Arizona League Affiliate. Before coming into professional baseball, Kaleb Ort played baseball at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Throughout his collegiate career, Ort tallied a career record of 9-6 with 173 strikeouts and a 3.71 ERA. The Joliet Slammers continue their nine-game homestand by heading into the weekend with a series against the Schaumburg Boomers. Friday’s game is Superhero night with superheroes provided by Magic, Music and More on the concourse for autographs and pictures. Post-game fireworks will follow. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Box Office located at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL 60432. Call…

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