Thursday, May 18, 2017

Joliet, IL —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 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 or at the Box Office located at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL 60432. Call (815) 722-2287 with questions.

About the Joliet Slammers: 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 or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!


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