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Orioles notes: Katz acquired for international signing slots; Duquette on Britton, Bourn

Orioles notes: Katz acquired for international signing slots; Duquette on Britton, Bourn

The Orioles continued to shed their international signing bonus slot money Saturday, sending two slots to the Chicago White Sox for 22-year-old left-handed reliever Alex Katz.

Katz, who pitched for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic and has intrigued scouts with his fastball-breaking ball combination, will join High-A Frederick, the team said.

“He has a good fastball and excellent strikeout record,” executive vice president Dan Duquette said of Katz, who has struck out 10.1 per nine innings in his minor league career. “A lot of guys like him and they project him to be a major league reliever. We’re going to send him to Frederick. He pitched in the Carolina League...

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