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Glen Burnie: Slade alum reflects on being drafted by White Sox

Monsignor Slade Catholic School alum Joey Benitez's baseball career is heating up in the Arizona sun. The left-handed pitcher was drafted in the 22nd round by the Chicago White Sox, playing in the Arizona League.

"It's an incredible feeling," Benitez said. "Still is surreal, honestly. I always hoped I'd get here but never could fully expect it."

Benitez has been in Arizona for about a week, where daytime temperatures have forced nighttime practices. He hopes to be moved up to either Great Falls, Minnesota or Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Benitez has played baseball since he was 4 years old. He also played for the Maryland Orioles. In addition to...

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