Slammers pitcher Kaleb Ort signs with Yankees

5/18/2017, 2:01 p.m.
Joliet Slammers pitcher Kaleb Ort has signed with the New York Yankees in a minor league deal that will have ...

JOLIET - 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


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


The Joliet Slammers continue their nine-game homestand with games at 10

a.m. both Wednesday and Thursday against Traverse City and head 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 jolietslammers.com or at the Box Office

located at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL 60432. Call (815) 722-2287

with questions.

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical

Therapy play at the Slammers Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are

members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier

League is a 12-team league entering its 25th season of play in 2017. Visit

the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at

815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on

Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at